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Origin of holdout
Words nearby holdout
Example sentences from the Web for holdout
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Jeremy Piven was the holdout, but he has been convinced (and will be paid handsomely for it).
Griesa said that those bankers had to divide the money equally among all bondholders--holdout and not--if it paid anyone.
The next form of holdout which falls beneath our notice is that known as the 'Cuff Holdout.'
The earliest account we have of anything in the holdout line is the cuff-box described by Houdin.
This holdout is the lightest and smoothest working arm pressure sleeve holdout made.
A better machine than the Kepplinger, of San Francisco, holdout.
Whilst shuffling the cards, the dealer causes the holdout to add the 'odd' card to the pack.
British Dictionary definitions for holdout
noun holdout US
Idioms and Phrases with holdout
Extend, stretch forth; also, present or offer something. For example, He held out his hand and she took it, or The new policy held out promise of major changes in the welfare program. These usages date from the first half of the 1500s and of the 1600s respectively.
Last, continue to be in supply or service, as in The food is holding out nicely. [Late 1500s] Also see hold up, def. 4.
Continue to resist, as in The garrison held out for another month. [Second half of 1700s]
Withhold cooperation, agreement, or information, as in We've asked for a better deal, but they've been holding out for months. It is also put as hold out on, as in They were still holding out on some of the provisions, or He's not telling us what happened; he's holding out on us.
hold out for. Insist on obtaining, as in The union is still holding out for a better contract. [c. 1900]