hold good/true

hold good

To be or remain true, valid, or applicable. The law must hold good for every person in society, not just those who earn the most money. The same holds good today, even with all the recent technological advancements we've made.
See also: good, hold

hold true

To be or remain true, valid, or applicable. The law must hold true for every person in society, not just those who earn the most money. The same holds true today, even with all the recent technological advancements we've made.
See also: hold, true
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hold true

[for something] to be true; [for something] to remain true. Does this rule hold true all the time? Yes, it holds true no matter what.
See also: hold, true
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hold good

Also, hold true. Be valid, apply. For example, Does that version of events still hold good? or The account he gave ten years ago holds true today. Shakespeare used these terms frequently. [c. 1300]
See also: good, hold

hold true

see under hold good.
See also: hold, true
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hold ˈgood/ˈtrue

be or remain true, valid, correct, etc: This principle holds true in every case.Will your promise hold good even if you don’t get the money?
See also: good, hold, true
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