have no truck with (someone or something)(redirected from have no truck with somebody)
have no truck with (someone or something)
To not be involved with someone or something. Oh, I have no truck with him anymore, not since our fight.
have no truck with something
Rur. to have nothing to do with something. After the way Mary treated me, I'll have no truck with her. We only show good, wholesome movies at this theater. We have no truck with most of that Hollywood trash.
have no truck with
Have no dealings with, as in The doctor said he wanted no truck with midwives. This term was first recorded in 1868, although truck in the sense of "dealings" dates from the early 1600s.
have no truck with something/someone
COMMON If you have no truck with something or someone, you disapprove of them and refuse to become involved with them. As an American, she had no truck with the formality of English life. Great efforts were made to get him on the side of the rebels. He had no truck with them. Note: The verbs want and hold are sometimes used instead of have. Most traditional doctors hold no truck with these ideas. Note: `Truck' is an old term which referred to trading goods by bartering. `To have no truck with someone' literally means to have no dealings with them.
have (or want) no truck with1 avoid dealing or being associated with. 2 be unsympathetic or opposed to.
The earliest sense of truck was ‘trading by the exchange of commodities’ (from French troquer , meaning ‘barter’), from which developed the sense ‘communication or dealings’.
have/want no ˈtruck with somebody/something(British English) not want to deal with or be involved with somebody/something: He’ll have no truck with anyone on the political left.
have no truck with
Avoid. “Truck” came from the French woes for “barter.” Originally, if you had no truck with somebody, you refused to trade with him or her. By extension it came to mean you refused to have anything to do with the person.