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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.