prop the door up [/ open]

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Hungary, Hungarian
Hello there,

There's drafty room, you open the door and it keeps closing.

- I have to prop the door up with the a bin so that it won't close.

Is the sentence above idiomatic?

Thank you!
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  • Halloway

    Senior Member
    English English
    In English you might prop the door open, or wedge the door open, but not up. The only time you might prop a door up would be if it were a hatch in the floor, perhaps leading to steps down to a cellar.


    Senior Member
    English - England (Yorkshire)
    In some parts of England, people who live in certain sorts of rented accommodation (the sort of places which have very strict fire regulations) are warned not to 'chock' the doors open. (It means wedge them open).
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