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hold the line

Definition of hold the line

  1. 1 :  to not allow any more changes or increases —usually + against or on <We need to hold the line against further expansion into our territory.> <The President has vowed to hold the line on tax increases.>

  2. 2 :  to not break a telephone connection :  to not hang up the phone <Please hold the line.>



Word by Word Definitions

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

lineplay
  1. : :  a length of cord or cord-like material: as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of


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