held water

phrase

past tense of hold water
as in flew
to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval a weak explanation that doesn't hold water

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“Held water.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/held%20water. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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