hold for

hold for (someone)

1. To protect or monitor something for someone else, often in their absence. I'm going to the bathroom—can you hold my bags for me?
2. To keep something for someone so that they can access, retrieve, or purchase it at a later date. No, I'm on my way to the library—they're holding a book for me.
See also: for, hold
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hold something for someone

1. to keep something safe for someone. I will holdyour money for you. Do you want me to hold your wallet for you while you swim?
2. [for a merchant] to set something aside for a purchaser who will pay for it and take delivery at a later date. I will hold it for you until you can pay for it. We can hold it for you right here and give it to you when you have the money.
See also: for, hold
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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