hold on

verb(intr, adverb)
  1. to maintain a firm grasp: she held on with all her strength

  2. to continue or persist

  1. (foll by to) to keep or retain: hold on to those stamps as they'll soon be valuable

  2. to keep a telephone line open

  1. informal stop! wait!

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Other Idioms and Phrases with hold on

hold on

Also, hold on to. Maintain one's grip, cling, as in Hold on to your hat in this wind, or The early Christians held on to their beliefs despite strong opposition. [Early 1500s]

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