hold (one's) peace

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hold (one's) peace

To stay quiet despite wanting to say something. Just hold your peace if you don't have anything constructive to add. I knew that anything I said would just make her angry, so I decided to hold my peace.
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hold one's peace

to remain silent. Bill was unable to hold his peace any longer. "Don't do it!" he cried. Quiet, John. Hold your peace for a little while longer.
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hold one's peace

see under hold one's tongue.
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hold your peace

remain silent about something.
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ˌhold your ˈpeace/ˈtongue

(old-fashioned) say nothing; remain silent although you would like to give your opinion: We don’t want anyone to know what’s happened, so you’d better hold your tongue — do you understand?I didn’t want to start another argument, so I held my peace.
See also: hold, peace, tongue
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"Holy Christ!'' ejaculated respected commentator Fintan O'Hack, ''this means I'll have to completely rewrite the 2,000 word Centre Cannot Hold piece that I used after the last Assembly election.''
It could hold pieces of my country's history or even some of my own history, depending on the people in it.
(Use a tablecloth and/or floor tarp to catch drips.) Alternatively, use Makedo tools and screws to hold pieces together.
Cut cabbage in half through core, then through core into 12 wedges (the core helps hold pieces together).
Distant clusters hold pieces of the story of how the web-like structure of the universe first emerged and could help illuminate the true nature of dark energy and dark matter.
Now for anybody new to this activity of 'flyering', this is what Liverpool comedian, radio and TV writer it comprises of; you hold pieces of printed paper in your hand and stand on street corners.
He made no attempt to hide the rivets and bolts that hold pieces together, or the cable that carries the electricity supply.
The clamp we use has a reach of 3 in., can hold pieces up to 2-1/2 in.
The board will also install new lighting systems for display cases, which hold pieces of Clinton history.
Forty years of studies say that working memory (the ability to hold pieces of information in mind) suffers the most.
One of the specialities being dished up at Club F1 during race weekend is the Royal Skewers, a delectable treat served on a thin metal rod used to hold pieces of chicken, beef or seafood together.
In one study, the researchers asked participants to hold pieces of candy between their fingers, and put it in their mouths and then take it out and not touch it afterwards.
Biere said it would have been nice to have another pair of hands to hold pieces in place while they were being measured, marked and fitted together, as well as for the companionship.
'We each hold pieces to the puzzle and these pieces have to fall into place.'