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Hold the line   /hoʊld ðə laɪn/   Listen
Hold the line

Hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant.
Hold the phone line open.  Synonyms: hang on, hold on.

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"Hold the line" Quotes from Famous Books

... one bunch at a time; and, while we were after one, a half dozen others would be taking advantage of our preoccupation. We could not hold our own. Each run after an escaping bunch had to be on a longer diagonal. Gradually we were forced back, and back, and back; but still we managed to hold the line unbroken. Never shall I forget the dash and clatter of that morning. Neither Brown Jug nor I thought for a moment of sparing horseflesh, nor of picking a route. We made the shortest line, and paid little attention to anything that stood in the way. A very ...
— Arizona Nights • Stewart Edward White

... disembarked and started on their march against Yorktown. As soon as the news of the arrival of the Northern army at Fortress Monroe reached Richmond fresh steps were taken for the defense of the city. Magruder soon found that it would be impossible with the force at his command to hold the line he had proposed, and a large body of negroes and troops were set to work to throw up defenses between Yorktown and a point on the Warwick River thirteen and ...
— With Lee in Virginia - A Story of the American Civil War • G. A. Henty

Words linked to "Hold the line" :   wait, hang on, hold on, conserve, look, keep up, phone, expect, preserve, await, ring, call, telephony, call up, telephone, maintain

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