Origin of holdout
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How to use holdout in a sentence
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.
British Dictionary definitions for holdout
Other 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]