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idioms involving hold
To wait or stop
Hold on, Yamada-san; I haven't agreed to your proposal yet.
Can't hold a candle to
Is quite inferior to
As for management skills, Sato-san can't hold a candle to Osaki-san.
To negotiate for, to wait for
Fujiya-san hasn't accepted the managerial position yet; she's holding out for a higher salary.
To last, to withstand
Oki-san bought a new laptop because she didn't think her old one would hold up much longer.
Hold her own
To compete or perform equally
Don't worry about Junko-san with those high-powered lawyers; she can hold her own.