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hang onto (something)

To retain something. Why are you hanging onto all this junk in the basement? Surely we don't need four cheese graters.
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NovaStor CEO Peter Means says, "Online data storage brings true disaster recovery protection to small businesses for the first time and gives service providers the compelling differentiated service they're always looking for to help hang onto customers.
It's confusing, so hang onto the plot tightly, but there's great heavyweight support from Timothy West and Frances De La Tour.
Or is the church a laissez-faire body that expects each member to hang onto his or her own bootstraps?
The road to an enforceable Children's Internet Protection Act has been a long one, but for public libraries, the road to compliance--and a chance to hang onto federal funds--starts now.
But hang onto that section so you can follow up with the events come June.
How many of us have been tempted to fudge our tax returns, travel without a ticket or to hang onto change we have been given in error?
"Hang onto your hats, 'cause you're about to see the wildest show in DC!" proclaims Kids 4 Broadway, a theatre group of kids and for kids.
Maryland is trying to hang onto the title but is being challenged by several other states.
The concepts of passive solar design are simple: capture the heat of the sun and then hang onto it.
The post-pubes who hang onto every last second of MTV's The Real World like it was some revolutionary westernized kibbutz might be startled to learn of an earlier time--in the Paleolithic dawning of political correctness--when large groups of young adults lived together in big, messy houses that smelled of chamomile and garlic bulbs.
At the other end Neil Sullivan saved well from Joe-Max Moore, and twice had to be alert to hang onto long-range efforts from Thomas Gravesen.
Unseen material, known as dark matter, may help the dwarf galaxy hang onto its stars, Wyse says.
One doesn't so much read this book as study it while valiantly trying to hang onto the narrative thread.
Another provision will change the preference period, which outlines how long a lender must hang onto collateral before a bankruptcy proceeding to consider it theirs.
I took a stroller wherever we went because it gave me something to hang onto. I used the handlebars for my purse and other belongings and there was always a place for a tired child to sit.