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Definition of held water

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) censored in hope of resolving 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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Other terms relating to 'hold':

Definitions include: to have drugs.
Definitions include: to be superior to, in some way.
Definitions include: be there for you.
Definitions include: a period of waiting, during which little can be accomplished, until a particular external event occurs.
Definitions include: to be doing.
Definitions include: to wait.
Definitions include: to wait.
Definitions include: to wait patiently.
Definitions include: to have a respectable alcohol tolerance.
Definitions include: to maintain the proper operation of something, such as a business.
Definitions include: "wait a minute"; "hold on"; etc.
Definitions include: to agree with.
Definitions include: to wait.
Definitions include: to abandon a person after a crime has been committed, leaving them with incriminating evidence (literally) or blame (figuratively.)
Definitions include: said of a penis, extremely large.

Other terms relating to 'water':

Definitions include: family relations are more important than other relationships.
Definitions include: no matter what.
Definitions include: flavorless
Definitions include: perfume, cologne
Definitions include: alcohol.
Definitions include: coffee.
Definitions include: to keep up with one's responsibilities.
Definitions include: always very calm and never gets mad.
Definitions include: A soda, a soft drink, as opposed to hard liquor.
Definitions include: a puddle of urine in an inappropriate place
Definitions include: In a bad way. Just made a real stupid move.
Definitions include: a tall person.
Definitions include: semen.
Definitions include: to make something more mild.
Definitions include: to feel sad, hurt, low.

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