hold out for


: to refuse to accept or agree to something in order to get (something)
The workers are holding out for higher pay.
The wide receiver is holding out for a new contract.

Examples of hold out for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With new bids expected by the end of the week, the company will have to decide whether to hold out for the premium valuation its largest investor is demanding, or to accept one of the fresh offers, which will likely be significantly lower. Daniele Lepido, Bloomberg.com, 8 June 2023 The actors’ authorization vote results came through less than 48 hours after the Directors Guild struck its own deal with the AMPTP, surprising many in the industry who thought the DGA would hold out for the actors’ vote results in order to have more leverage in its negotiations. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 June 2023 Catch it in theaters, pre-order it through Prime Video, or hold out for the movie to hit Netflix. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 24 Jan. 2023 And soaring inflation has itself spurred renters to hold out for deals, choose more affordable neighborhoods and bring in roommates to save money, according to rental real estate platform Zumper. Erin Prater, Fortune, 7 Aug. 2022 But given the circumstances, some say the company would likely hold out for a larger payment. Clare Duffy, CNN, 15 July 2022 The theory at the time was that buyers of land would hold out for discounts in the same amount as the MHA fees, rationalizing the additional costs. Roger Valdez, Forbes, 5 July 2022 But Republicans and some hawkish Democrats want Biden to hold out for a broader deal that not only curbs Iran's nuclear program but also limits its ballistic missile program, its support for terrorist groups, and other malign activities. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2021 The city wanted to hold out for development that would grow its tax base and population. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, 16 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Hold out for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%20out%20for. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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