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The only holdout is Arlington Public Schools, whose officials have repeatedly refused to set a firm date for the return to in-person learning.Virginia governor calls on all schools in state to reopen by March 15|Hannah Natanson|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Bezos long was a holdout on major philanthropic efforts, despite his growing wealth.Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO, transitioning to executive chair role|Jay Greene, Tony Romm|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Yeah, there are still holdouts and naysayers, and their actions have surely and needlessly infected others.Sports during a pandemic seemed like a terrible idea, but they have been worth the risk|Barry Svrluga|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
That said, there are some things that you can do through the newer campaign experiment tool that you can’t do on your own without the tool, such as holdout tests and brand surveys.SMX Overtime: Eternal testing, the key to Facebook Ads success|Amy Bishop|December 21, 2020|Search Engine Land
The deal was only passed on Friday morning after Poland, the last holdout, received further assurances of funding for the energy transition.
But I think Steve Austin has to team up with a Japanese holdout to stop a nuclear bomb from going off or something.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It had been a last holdout state in old Dixie that still elected some Democrats to its top offices.Arkansas’s Blue Collar Social Conservatives Don’t Know What’s Coming|Monica Potts|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jeremy Piven was the holdout, but he has been convinced (and will be paid handsomely for it).
Said Fidas: “ExxonMobil remains a significant holdout with respect to LGBT equality and in many ways an outlier.”Walmart’s New Embrace of Gay Employees a Sign of Corporate Shift|Daniel Gross|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Griesa said that those bankers had to divide the money equally among all bondholders--holdout and not--if it paid anyone.
This holdout works in shirt sleeves and holds the cards in the same place as a cuff-pocket.
The next form of holdout which falls beneath our notice is that known as the 'Cuff Holdout.'
An extremely simple form of appliance, and one which may be utilised with effect, is that known as the 'ring holdout.'
The earliest account we have of anything in the holdout line is the cuff-box described by Houdin.
The very finest holdout the world has ever seen is that known as the Kepplinger or San Francisco.
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]