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hold a candle to

verb - transitive

  • to be superior to, in some way.
                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Acid Queen", Reaper (TV), Season 1 Episode 13 (2008) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 31 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 31 2010.

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hold down

verb - transitive

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hold (one's) breath

verb

  • to wait. Almost always used in the negative, meaning literally: "The event in question will not happen soon, so don't hold your breath waiting for it."
                                                                              

                                                           

    Citation from "Beyond Belief", Lie To Me (TV, 2010), Season 3 Episode 6 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 29 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 29 2010.

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