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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Some politicians seem guite desperate to hold onto their little empires.
Liverpool's biggest worry is that they cannot hold onto a lead.
In a separate poll conducted by the AA in January, it was discovered 79% said they were planning to hold onto their current vehicle for as long as possible.
Prest: Hold onto what is good/Even if it is a handful of earth.
The new law signed Wednesday requires funeral homes to hold onto unclaimed ashes for 12 months.
flat road, blowing words They won't hold onto her steep railing
Palos Verdes makes no apologies for its style of soccer, which relies on scrounging for goals, then playing stingy defense to hold onto the lead.
5 billion for the Washington DC and Seattle portfolios while it was expected the firm would hold onto the 12 million square feet of Boston properties.
Venice offers three key lessons about building up the people resources of the region: Cluster talent, Reward talent, and Hold onto talent.
DO NOT HOLD ONTO THE HANDGUARD WHILE YOU TIGHTEN OR LOOSEN THE GAS CYLINDER PLUG.
however, hold onto grief, and they fly on to the next plaything in life.
A change in a single position of a rice plant's genetic code lets it hold onto grains until harvest, new research suggests.
Officer Sesoko, with the help of a nearby resident, threw in a discarded box spring for the boy to hold onto, but it sank into the murky water.
However the Consumers Association of Ireland have warned people to hold onto their receipts when buying goods.
Kenny continued to hold onto the knife-wielding attacker and called out to a nearby truck driver for assistance.