hold (one's) water

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hold (one's) water

To be calm or patient; to stop making pressing demands, requests, or solicitations. Janet needs to hold her water and just let the committee do its job. You kids hold your water back there or I swear I'll turn this car right around!
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And even their conductor was impressed with the orchestration of Mariah's team as they were scrambled regularly to adjust her dress and hold her water.