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hold firm

1. To remain securely adhered (to something). I didn't think the makeshift weld would do the trick, but I'm happy to say that it's holding firm.
2. To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must hold firm in our pledge to environmental reform.
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hold ˈfirm (to something)

(formal) believe something strongly and not change your mind: She held firm to her principles.
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The holding firm unveiled later a delay in the planned divestment.
of Japan, as an outside director of the holding firm, they added.
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Nexter Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has announced the completion of the initial merger phase under a Dutch incorporated holding firm.
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