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hold good

if a statement holds good for something or someone, it is true of that thing or person (often + for ) The saying 'good things come in small packages' holds good for this excellent miniature TV set. It looks as though my predictions for snow at Christmas are holding good.
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hold good

Also, hold true. Be valid, apply. For example, Does that version of events still hold good? or The account he gave ten years ago holds true today. Shakespeare used these terms frequently. [c. 1300]
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At the other end of the country, benefit agreements between Inco and the Innu Nation for development of the Voiseys Bay, Labrador, nickel deposit are said to hold good prospects of steady jobs and a productive future for the indigenous people.
If you hold good and loving thoughts in your mind, then the evil thoughts will have little room to take over and become actions.
Therefore the supposedly general conclusions in most of the essays hold good only for Western Europe, and the dutiful attempts to counteract this by inserting occasional paragraphs on Russia and the Ottoman Empire just make this more obvious.
That advice does not hold good for slams however where the same number of tricks are required, regardless of the denomination of the final contract.
At that time I expressed all the most obvious reasons for its preservation and they still hold good.
This sewin summer, despite the fact that Welsh rivers hold good stocks of sewin, has not been as productive as the 2001 sewin summer for many anglers.
Long-term, it has always paid off to hold good stocks.
Dick and hold good Dick prisoner in the basement, that cinched it for John Lithgow.
The discursive variant of universalism is that "there are beliefs (classes of statements) [sic] which hold good in all contexts, at all times and for all persons" (p.
It remains an important source of revenue for the company and continues to hold good, future potential.
But staging public events of this magnitude involves more than just the ability to hold good meetings and schedule walk-throughs.