hold the floor

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hold the floor

: to be the person who is speaking at a public meeting
  • The senator held the floor for several hours.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

  3. : to have as a mark of distinction

  1. : stronghold

  2. : confinement, custody

  3. : prison

  1. : the interior of a ship below decks

  2. : the cargo compartment of a plane

floor play
  1. : the level base of a room

  2. : the lower inside surface of a hollow structure (such as a cave or bodily part)

  3. : a ground surface

  1. : to cover with a floor or flooring

  2. : to knock or bring down

  3. : flabbergast, dumbfound


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