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hold good

To be or remain true, valid, or applicable. The law must hold good for every person in society, not just those who earn the most money. The same holds good today, even with all the recent technological advancements we've made.
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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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hold ˈgood/ˈtrue

be or remain true, valid, correct, etc: This principle holds true in every case.Will your promise hold good even if you don’t get the money?
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Experts believe and South Sudan hopes the land holds good potential for larger scale mining, a possible future resource to wean the economy of the world's youngest nation off an almost total reliance on the pumping of crude oil.
Summary: Libya's biggest oil company will not resume production until the war ends, and that probably holds good for producers across the country, the firm's information director told The Associated Press Sunday.
Winston Churchill said years ago that 'one is a majority' and that still holds good today.
McMahon said: "Prenton Park holds good memories for me and I learned my trade there when John Aldridge brought me in as a youth coach.
The maxim - no life without antecedent life - still holds good.
I'm looking forward to going back to Cardiff and not just because it holds good memories for me with the Challenge Cup.
The method proposed holds good only for works with small print runs (such as expensive maps), where the damage to the printing surface in successive printings is minor in comparison to deterioration over time.