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I Won't Let You Down

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#49712
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:** (1.53)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*

 

 

 



I've many holes but I will never leak
Not comfortable? Just give me a tweak

Though often together most of the day
Come bedtime we'll go our separate ways

Life without me might be kind of a drag
'Cause when I'm not around things tend to sag

Doing my job, your reliable mate
This is a "hold-up" you'll appreciate

What am I?


Answer

a belt

lines 1-2:
The holes are those in the belt for adjusting the circumference around one's waist according to one's comfort.

lines 3-4:
Normally, one wouldn't wear their trousers to bed and therefore also not their belt.

lines 5-6:
One's trousers may droop and potentially drag on the floor/ground without a belt.

lines 7-8:
The belt is a reliable "companion" which holds up one's trousers.


The title alludes to the function of a belt which is to hold up (or not let down) one's trousers.

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Comments

girlastronauttus
Dec 31, 2012

Quite Clever
Marpleen*
Jan 09, 2013

I thought it was 'trousers' - the leg and waist holes, take them off for bed etc Great teaser - I like it!
Quocalimar*
Jan 12, 2013

I didn't look at the answer yet, but I began to get it after seeing a hold up you'll like. As I revied the clues i knew I had it.
Babe*
Jan 31, 2013

This is definetly a quiz for men as women seldom wear belts . At least I do not. I thought of everything imaginable that I wear and came up with nothing, so it is a little biased I would say!
elentirAus*
Jan 31, 2013

Funny, the only thing I could think of was a bra, which also fits the clues rather well.
GertieMarieca
Jan 31, 2013

I agree with Babe & elentir. I never wear belts but my husband always does, and my mind went straight to a bra. Good one.
cutebugAus**
Jan 31, 2013

Nicely written,but very easy for me. Good morning GW,hope all is well.
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 31, 2013

I was a little nervous to find out what the answer was because I was just thinking of underwear, too! But, belt is a good one! Thanks for the quiz - I got a good laugh! CB, all is well in MI - life is good! Have a wonderful day everyone - only about 50 more days until spring!
HABS2933Aca*
Jan 31, 2013

I also thought bra. I agree with the others who say that women seldom wear belts. I own a couple but hardly ever use them.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jan 31, 2013

lol-I also went to bra-glad not to be alone-enjoyed the riddle, regardless
iggy39Aus*
Jan 31, 2013

I also thought it was a bra. hahahaha
Never thought a belt. lol good one.
thecatladycac**
Jan 31, 2013

I first thought "bra" but then settled on "girdle" - do people even wear girdles anymore? For those who thought "belt" was sexist, "bra" would be even more so!! Good teaser!!
Mtocs66Aus
Jan 31, 2013

LOL ... I was thinking bra too !!! I'm new to this site but it seems to be alot of fun !!!
sofa998*
Jul 12, 2013

Ohhh...I wasn't the only one thinking "bra". Now I feel like kicking myself. Great brain teaser!
sofa998*
Jul 12, 2013

Ohhh...I wasn't the only one thinking "bra". Now I feel like kicking myself. Great brain teaser!



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