to not take any guff (= to accept no backtalk?)

Discussion in 'English Only' started by csicska, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. csicska Senior Member

    Hello. Could you please tell me if "to not take any guff" means to "not accept any backtalking / not let others walk all over us"? Thank you.

    He wasn't about to take any guff from the older gunman. – R. Cotton Crossing Fire River
    Our females have the babies. The resemblance ends there. Don’t get me wrong; our females don’t take any guff. M. Allen Sideshow in the Center Ring
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    Yes, that interpretation sounds good.
  3. csicska Senior Member

    Thank you.

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