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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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hold the fort

verb

  • to maintain the proper operation of something, such as a business.
                                                  

    Citation from "Episode 5", Whites (TV), Season 1 Episode 5 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 19 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 19 2011.

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hold the phone

interjection

  • "wait a minute"; "hold on"; etc.
    Hold the phone!
    What? Hold the phone.
    Hold the phone. That's wrong.
                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Death Is a Bitch", Family Guy (TV), Season 2 Episode 6 (2000) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 12 2012. Submitted by Melissa S. from Bel Air, MD 21014, USA on Jun 26 2002.

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hold truck with

verb

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hold water

verb

  • to be inadequate. Usually said of an argument.
    I don't think your argument holds water.
                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Citation from "Good Advices", Covert Affairs (TV), Season 2 Episode 2 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jul 21 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 26 2010.

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