hang onto (something)

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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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To save the time and energy of developing and installing a tow release, Crossfield hangs onto the tow rope in the back of the truck.
He hangs onto youth through pop culture, while reconciling teen passions with marriage, children - the range of adult pleasures and demands.
Worst of all is the chairman and CEO who reaches mandatory retirement age as CEO but hangs onto the chairmanship.
Photo: (1--Color) Notre Dame's Shaun Hall hangs onto the ball despite being sandwiched between Mater Dei's Kevin Mitchell, behind, and Dusty Ishii.
s Jenn Detmer, who scored the game-winning basket, hangs onto the ball.
Intense actress Glenn Close habitually hangs onto costumes and props from her movies - including that creepy-crawly butcher knife she used in ``Fatal Attraction.