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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Wireless carriers and chipmakers will be making news at this week's International CES show in Las Vegas, and although many phone-makers are expected to hold their water until upcoming conferences, vendors selling peripheral smartphones gadgets will unveil such devices as a slow cooker powered by a mobile application and a bracelet that tracks the wearer's exposure to the sun.
In work over cities on three continents, cloud physicist Daniel Rosenfeld and his colleagues found that clouds polluted with industrial emissions tend to hold their water rather than releasing it as rain (SN: 3/11/00, p.
I might have been able to hold their water bottles,'' Blake, a fourth-round draft pick of the Kings in 1988, said with a laugh.