Expresiones y frases - Verbo 'To hold'

Idioms - Verb 'To hold'

to hold a candle to someone llegarle a los talones a alguien
to hold a grudge against someone guardarle rencor a alguien
to hold a gun to someone's head ponerle un arma a la cabeza a alguien
to hold all the aces tener todas las de ganar
to hold brief for something abogar por algo
to hold court acaparar la atención
  • These new rock'n'roll bands don't hold a candle to those of the 60's and 70's.
  • Bess has held a grudge against Kim ever since Kim stole her boyfriend from her.
  • Jake wouldn't lend you his car even if you held a gun to his head.
  • Just becausse you're better prepared than the other candidates doesn't mean you hold all the aces.
  • Susan likes fur coats so she really holds no brief for animal rights.
  • Adam's a really funny guy. He holds court with everyone at every party.
to hold good ser cierto
to hold it parar
to hold one's breath contener la respiración
To hold one's drink/liquor saber tomar
to hold one's head (up) high ir con la cabeza en alto
to hold one's horses parar el carro
  • The man's alibi didn't hold good, the surveilance tape showed him at the crime scene.
  • Hold it a minute, there's someone at the door, I'll go see who it is.
  • How long can you hold your breath under water?
  • Rose can hold her liquor! She had three pints, a gin and tonic, whiskey and she was absolutely OK.
  • Andrea always held her head up high no matter what the others said about her.
  • Hold your horses! Are you sure you want to move to New York?
to hold one's own saber defenderse
to hold one's tongue quedarse callado
to hold out an olive branch tender la mano en son de paz
to hold the fort hacerse cargo de algo
to hold the purse strings administrar el dinero
to hold water ser consistente
  • I thought Julia wouldn't hold her own against all the criticism.
  • Martha will always tell you what you think even if it upsets you, she can't hold her tongue.
  • After not talking to Jim for a week, Amy held out an olive branch to him.
  • Carol is holding the fort while the boss is away. You should ask her.
  • My dad's the one who holds the purse strings at home.
  • This new theory doesn't hold water. It's too far-fetched.