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hang onto (something)

To retain something. Why are you hanging onto all this junk in the basement? Surely we don't need four cheese graters.
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Kamara, whose side lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace on Saturday, are fourth bottom of the First Division table and desperate to hang onto Hamilton until relegation worries ease.
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.
These seats appear to offer very little safety or protection to us older people as any sudden stop or swerve or even bump in the road may cause a fall onto the floor, partly because there are no seat belts or safety rails to hang onto.
It's been a bad time," he admitted, "but you just try and hang onto times like this"If we could have hung on to win against Chelsea it would have been even better, but this feeling we had in the dressing room from stopping the champions and potentially turning our season around is far better than coming in having had any kind of defeat.
BARNET'S John Doolan sealed an exciting draw as both sides failed to hang onto a lead.
Berberian, 70 and retired, couldn't afford to just hang onto the property any longer.
Malick's characters struggle to make sense of this madness, to understand their place, to hang onto dreams that might make them human or protect them from despair.
What the laboratory is really trying to do," says Kelley of Tri-Valley Citizens Against a Radioactive Environment, "is hang onto its old mission, which is nuclear-weapons development.
Customers who qualify for free shares can either hang onto them or sell them immediately.
By doing work this dangerous, I would have to make a decision to live, to protect myself, I would have to choose to stay alive every day, to hang onto the side of those freight cars for dear life" (3).
Clough remains optimistic, however, and said: "We are certainly capable of getting a result there, whether it be a draw to hang onto the lead or whatever.
In the meantime, the advice is to hang onto that umbrella.
Two things the veteran entertainer/entrepreneur did know to do: hang onto her breakable award and thank her husband, singer Marc Anthony (who watched misty-eyed from the audience), ``for being so solid for me all the time,'' especially since, as she so modestly put it, ``who knows, this may be my last time up here to receive an award
ACCORDING to one local newspaper, acting Wigan Warriors coach Dennis Betts has just two weeks to hang onto the job.