hold court
phrasal to be the center of attention among friends or admirers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hold court — ► hold court be the centre of attention. Main Entry: ↑court …   English terms dictionary

  • hold court — index adjudicate, hear (give a legal hearing) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hold court — phrasal : to act with marked and courtly sociableness held court whenever he was in public nodding and bowing to all his friends and acquaintances * * * hold court To preside over admiring followers, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑court * * * hold court… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold court — {v. phr.} 1. To hold a formal meeting of a royal court or a court of law. * /Judge Stephens allowed no foolishness when he held court./ 2. {informal} To act like a king or queen among subjects. * /Even at sixteen, Judy was holding court for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold court — {v. phr.} 1. To hold a formal meeting of a royal court or a court of law. * /Judge Stephens allowed no foolishness when he held court./ 2. {informal} To act like a king or queen among subjects. * /Even at sixteen, Judy was holding court for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold\ court — v. phr. 1. To hold a formal meeting of a royal court or a court of law. Judge Stephens allowed no foolishness when he held court. 2. informal To act like a king or queen among subjects. Even at sixteen, Judy was holding court for numbers of… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold court — be the centre of attention. → hold …   English new terms dictionary

  • hold court — act like a king or queen among their subjects He always acts like he is holding court among his subjects when I see him in his office …   Idioms and examples

  • hold court — humorous to get a lot of attention from a group of people by talking in a way that is entertaining, especially on social occasions. You ll find Mick holding court in the kitchen …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold court — humorous to talk to a group of people who are all paying you a lot of attention because you are interesting, funny, or important All the guests had gathered in the kitchen, where Katy was holding court …   English dictionary

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