hold onto

hold onto

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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Zoo forward BernardOdhiambo broke the deadlock after 24 minutes after being played in by skipper Johnson Ligare but they could not hold onto the lead to bag a famous victory as Sharks equalised with four minutes remaining on the clock through Sven Yidah.
Kai was pushing hard and Noguchi was just a meagre spectator, soon it was 3-0, before Noguchi finally managed to hold onto his serve, but it was too little too late as Kai wrapped up first set 6-1 in 30 minutes.
Her tweets read: "On my way to work this morning on a packed train, I had no choice like many, to hold onto the top of the seats.
Of the 13 cities and counties the DPP had won at the previous local and regional vote in 2014, it looked likely to hold onto only seven.
"We hold onto the correct representation and the respect of parliamentary sizes," he added.
A newly signed law clamps down on how long retirement facilities can hold onto senior citizens' Continuing Care Retirement Communities fees, a move which advocates say could benefit upwards of 10,000 seniors across the state.
Enough of godfathers who want their godchildren to perpetually hold onto their apron-strings.
Some politicians seem guite desperate to hold onto their little empires.
The quickly unraveling narrative, free of dialogue markers, with language that flows effortlessly, reveals the capacity of the human mind for fixation on an image of someone and its ability to hold onto a regret or pain over the course of many years, ultimately destroying those who cannot escape their mind.
Lee said: "It's inevitable that we fight, as long as I hold onto my belt.
Liverpool's biggest worry is that they cannot hold onto a lead.
@3181white Would've-taken-apoint nonsense, midtable attitude from our strongest squad for years @J_W_Angus We are like a child trying to hold onto a wild dog: can never hold onto the lead..
Bale signed a four-year deal last summer and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to hold onto his star, the report added.
Howard has one year left on his contract, and the Magic could hold onto him and risk losing him in the offseason.
Summary: The Obama administration announced new steps Monday to aid so-called "underwater" homeowners refinance their mortgages, to help them hold onto their homes and slow the erosion of housing prices.