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It's a phrase similar to, and in this case having the same meaning as, the phrase 'hold the x' which is an American English device for asking for something to be left out, or held back, especially from a food order. The verbs 'keep' and 'hold' here are synonymous in the sense of 'have or retain possession of' and so can be used interchangeably to mean the ...


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As other posts mentioned, hold the fruit means without the lemon peel. Since Bond's drink ends up being poisoned in the next scene, it could be that Felix feared that Bond might be poisoned and wanted to make sure he didn't accidentally drink from the glass intended for Bond (they were sitting right next to each other). Obviously Felix wasn't involved in ...


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there is a [slightly] deeper meaning, by using the word 'fruit' instead of 'lemon' Felix is conveying that he thinks the lemon is an excessive flamboyant element, and by inference that Bond is also excessive and flamboyant. Felix on the other hand, is no-nonsense and straight forward, he orders a simple drink, he doesn't even bother choosing one, he's ...


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I would assume it means no lemon


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I don't think that had any kind of deeper message to it. Bond was ordering a rather complex drink from the waiter, part of which consisted of some kind of fruit (don't know what exactly, a piece of lemon peel maybe?). After that everybody else joined him and ordered the same, only that Felix didn't want the "fruit" in it. I don't really think there was any ...


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It's not a secret message, just a simple instruction. You just need to look at the whole interchange: Bond: Dry Martini. Bartender: Oui, monsieur. Bond: Wait... three measures of Gordon's; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel. Bartender: Yes, sir. Tomelli: You know, I'll have one ...



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