hold out on
phrasal to withhold something (as information) from

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hold out on — (someone) to refuse to give help or information to someone. I discovered that she had been holding out on me all these years, not telling me the secret ingredient in her pies …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold out on — phrasal 1. : to withhold something from she didn t tell me she was rich; she s been holding out on me 2. : to withhold a part or the whole of threatened to hold out on his sister s dividends if she didn t pose Fortune * * * hold out on (informal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold out on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hold out on : present tense I/you/we/they hold out on he/she/it holds out on present participle holding out on past tense held out on past participle held out on informal hold out on someone/something to not… …   English dictionary

  • hold out on — refuse something to a person He is holding out on me and wont give me the latest sales figures …   Idioms and examples

  • hold out on — Synonyms and related words: bosom, classify, conceal, file and forget, hold back, in petto, keep, keep back, keep between us, keep buttoned up, keep close, keep dark, keep from, keep in ignorance, keep mum, keep secret, keep snug, keep under… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hold out on — informal refuse to give information to. → hold …   English new terms dictionary

  • hold out on —  Keep back information, etc., from, hold the baby See holding …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hold out on someone — hold out on (someone) to refuse to give help or information to someone. I discovered that she had been holding out on me all these years, not telling me the secret ingredient in her pies …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold out on somebody — ˌhold ˈout on sb derived (informal) to refuse to tell or give sb sth Main entry: ↑holdderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold up on — phrasal 1. : delay, postpone ran out of money and had to hold up on all plans to travel 2. : to hold back (sense 2a) the court held up on the money until the estate was totally settled …   Useful english dictionary

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