hold out on

hold out on (someone or something)

To keep something a secret from someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hold" and "out." Are you holding out on me? Do you know more details about the merger then you're letting on?
See also: hold, on, out

hold (something) out on (someone or something)

to keep news or something of value from someone or a group. What's going on? Are you holding something out on me? Don't hold out on the city council. They have ways of finding out everything.
See also: hold, on, out

hold out on (someone)

To withhold something from: Don't hold out on me; start telling the truth.
See also: hold, on, out
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