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hold (one's) own

To be able to do something as well as others can. Don't you worry about me—I've been playing basketball since I was a kid and can hold my own against you bums.
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hold one's own

to do as well as anyone else. I can hold my own in a footrace any day. She was unable to hold her own, and she had to quit.
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hold (one's) own

To do reasonably well despite difficulty or criticism.
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