Examples of holdout in a Sentence
He says he might be a holdout at the start of the next season if the team doesn't agree to pay him more.
He is expected to end his three-week holdout and join the team tomorrow.
A few holdouts still use typewriters, but nearly everybody uses computers now.
Recent Examples of holdout from the Web
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been struggling for more than two weeks to satisfy holdouts from both wings of the party.
But as the holdout of Jacksonville's presumed left tackle, Branden Albert, dragged on into June, the rookie's chances of staying at left tackle seemed to increase.
That leaves junior right-handed pitcher Justin Lewis (Rays, 11th round) as the Wildcats’ remaining holdout.
Most occupiers left the refuge after Finicum’s death, though four holdouts stayed an additional 16 days.
For years, Nike Inc. was one of the biggest holdouts against Amazon.com Inc., refusing to provide its sneakers and athletic clothing for sale on the hulking e-commerce site.
The number of holdouts on Tuesday, when news broke that McConnell would delay the vote, was several times that.
The holdouts are expressing willingness to negotiate, but many of them are pushing revisions that could risk alienating moderate Republicans in the process.
While McConnell can afford to lose two votes, the holdouts are split ideologically between conservatives and moderates.
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First Known Use of holdout
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Definition of holdout for English Language Learners
: a person who refuses to reach an agreement until certain terms are met : a person who holds out
: an act of holding out for something
: a person who continues to do or use something after others have stopped doing or using it
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