hold down the fort

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Definition of hold down the fort

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: to be in charge of a place while the person who is usually in charge is away You can stay here and hold down the fort while I go to the store.

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“Hold down the fort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%20down%20the%20fort. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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