hold one's own
phrasal to maintain one's position ; prove equal to opposition

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hold one's own — {v. phr.} To keep your position; avoid losing ground; keep your advantage, wealth, or condition without loss. * /Mr. Smith could not build up his business, but he held his own./ * /The team held its own after the first quarter./ * /Mary had a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold one's own — {v. phr.} To keep your position; avoid losing ground; keep your advantage, wealth, or condition without loss. * /Mr. Smith could not build up his business, but he held his own./ * /The team held its own after the first quarter./ * /Mary had a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold one's own — ► hold one s own retain a position of strength in a challenging situation. Main Entry: ↑own …   English terms dictionary

  • hold one's own — verb 1. be sufficiently competent in a certain situation He can hold his own in graduate school • Verb Frames: Somebody s 2. maintain one s position and be in control of a situation • Hypernyms: ↑control, ↑command …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold one's own — idi hold one s own a) to maintain one s position or condition b) to be equal to the opposition …   From formal English to slang

  • hold one's own — See own Britain has begun to hold its own in world markets Syn: stand firm, stand one s ground, keep one s end up, keep one s head above water, compete, survive, cope, get on/along …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hold one's own — (in an argument/dispute) to defend one s position Although her boss is very aggressive she is always able to hold her own in any dispute with him …   Idioms and examples

  • hold one's own — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. keep one s advantage, stand one s ground, do well, keep up; see also succeed 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hold one's own — Maintain one s position, not lose ground, not fall behind …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hold one's own — verb To demonstrate oneself to be capable; to provide a respectable performance or worthy competition; to stick up for oneself. At any rate, he was like John Bull in one respect: he was sturdy and square, and fit to hold his own with any man. Syn …   Wiktionary

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