Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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 great anticipation.
hold one's horses to be patient, calm, or restrained.
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 refuse to comply until conditions are more favorable. [2 definitions]
hold tight to keep one's position or opinion and await further 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 be nearly as good or worthy as.
on hold waiting to complete a telephone call.
scissors hold a wrestling hold that uses the legs as a clamp.