hold onto (something)

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hold onto (something)

1. To grasp something. Hold onto the steering wheel, please.
2. To carry or store something. Can you hold onto my keys while we're at the party?
3. To keep or maintain something. My mom has held onto all my old art projects, even ones from when I was in preschool. He's had trouble holding onto a steady job, so hopefully this one will last.
See also: hold
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Why, most likely he'd a settled down in San Francisco--he'd a-had to--an' held onto them three Market street lots, an' bought more lots, of course, an' gone into steamboat companies, an' stock gamblin', an' railroad buildin', an' Comstock-tunnelin'.
D'Artagnan held onto this idea, which, from what he had heard, was not wanting in probability.
The woman suddenly received an electric shock and a scared Zeenat held onto her mother.
Twitter now allows users to delete messages from their inbox only, but what Saini found was that even when both users had deleted a message from their respective inboxes, Twitter still held onto a copy for years.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 8 (ANI): Markets at closing bell on Thursday held onto afternoon gains, with the Sensex gaining 330.45 points to close at 34,413.16.
Mark Pawsey held onto Rugby with a reduced majority of 8,212 over Labour's Claire Edwards.
Kevan Jones, the Labour candidate for North Durham, held onto his seat with 25,197 votes to Conservative candidate Laetitia Glossop's 12,978.
Moreover, spokesperson of the French Foreign Ministry, Roman Nadal, said--in response to a reporter's question on the Lebanese-French-Saudi agreement to gear up the Lebanese army--that France held onto assisting the Lebanese armed forces, adding that this issue necessitates dialogue with the Saudi authorities.
For years, Bjarni has held onto a letter from his former lover, Helga, with whom he shared a passionate, illicit relationship.
Summary: Muscat: MJB-Cassiopeia Team held onto their leaderboard standings for the tenth week of the RMS ...
I always felt Joe just held onto the ball too long, took too long to make a decision in possession, and it did him no favours.
Summary: Adele has held onto the number one spot in the UK album chart for an impressive tenth consecutive week.
Summary: HONG KONG, Jun 11, SPA -- Hong Kong stocks held onto gains as a rally in Asian markets boosted investor confidence and bargain-hunting drove up property and energy counters, according to Reuters.
In Wolverhampton North East, Labour's Emma Reynolds held onto the seat for her party with 14,448 votes.
This was followed on 11 minutes with a well-taken penalty after Caldy were adjudged to have held onto the ball.