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hold a brief for to support or defend, as with words (usu. used in the negative).
hold on to wait. [2 definitions]
hold one's breath to wait with hope and expectation.
hold one's horses to wait more calmly; be patient.
hold one's own to maintain a position equal to that of another.
hold one's peace to stay quiet; not speak.
hold out to stand firm and not give in; resist. [2 definitions]
hold tight to stay and wait for further information or events.
hold up to keep from falling; support. [4 definitions]
hold water to be logical, believable, or valid.
not hold a candle to to not do nearly as well as.
on hold waiting to complete a telephone call.
scissors hold a wrestling hold that uses the legs as a clamp.