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hang onto

also hang on to
to keep something Our team was just trying to hang onto the lead. I'm going to hang on to the car I've got for a few years - it's almost four years old, but it's still in great shape.
See also: hang
References in classic literature ?
Hang onto my tail, both of you, and let me lead you.
My ability to walk in the house, where I could hang onto strategically placed furniture, was getting more limited and my upper body strength was now being affected.
Added progress in large measure will depend on the company's ability to establish profitable new product platforms in beverage and consumer packaging and to hang onto them.
Ajax, who saw coach Martin Jol quit on Monday, are desperate for European football to help them hang onto the likes of striker Luis Suarez, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
We can hang onto our old attitudes and failings, even though we know we desperately need forgiveness and a fresh start.
The new, slim-fitting shirts have also dispensed with the loop collar and been replaced with a tight-fitting neckline to reduce fabric that an opponent can hang onto.
06), about someone who threw a cigarette end on the floor, I Wilson said they should be allowed to do so as it was unreasonable to expect them to hang onto it, but throwing other litter away is not reasonable.
Al-Maliki, who struggles to hang onto power in a nascent democracy, can scarcely afford to squander support by needlessly defending a country that most of his population reflexively despises.
One doesn't so much read this book as study it while valiantly trying to hang onto the narrative thread.
The Premiership club desperately want to hang onto Sullivan, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but expect him to sign for one of England's big guns.
Unseen material, known as dark matter, may help the dwarf galaxy hang onto its stars, Wyse says.
But Republicans could simultaneously fulfill one plank of their Contract With America and launch a preemptive strike for Armey's tax crusade by cutting the tax on capital gains to 17 percent and indexing the gains so that inflation doesn't penalize persons who hang onto their investments.
The post-pubes who hang onto every last second of MTV's The Real World like it was some revolutionary westernized kibbutz might be startled to learn of an earlier time--in the Paleolithic dawning of political correctness--when large groups of young adults lived together in big, messy houses that smelled of chamomile and garlic bulbs.
The concepts of passive solar design are simple: capture the heat of the sun and then hang onto it.
Maryland is trying to hang onto the title but is being challenged by several other states.