hold the field

hold the field

Remain in control or a position of prominence. History has proved that those with an agenda of hate never end up holding the field for long.
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hold the field

remain the most important.
1991 Twentieth Century British History What analyses of AIDS policies hold the field?
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References in classic literature ?
Hence the applause was by no means general when the herald-at-arms proclaimed, after a flourish of trumpets, the names and styles of the knights who were prepared, for the honor of their country and for the love of their ladies, to hold the field against all who might do them the favor to run a course with them.
However, the judgement said that the approval for the privatisation of PSM by the Council of Common Interests on May 29, 1997 continued to hold the field.
Section 7B and 7C, inserted through Act XXXV of 2017, revived the declarations by the candidates, available prior to enactment, would, however, hold the field.
It had further held that the animal birth control rules 2001 framed by central government under prevention of cruelty to animals is ultra vires and goes beyond parent enactment is void so far as it allows euthanasia of ill or mentally wounded dogs and prescribe isolation of rabid dogs until their natural death" Justice Misra had said in February 2, the last date of hearing that the court's task would be to end the "anomaly and incongruity" between different rules which existed on the court that in such a situation the central act has to hold the field and the discretion given to the municipal commissioner will have to be removed.
The two allied countries, the US and South Koreas, are also scheduled to hold the field training exercise Foal Eagle, which involves a set of land, sea and air maneuvers, from March 2 to April 24.
He said that although the Sky Men had done well to hold the field, with ten kilometres to go, the final surprise breakaway by Zaugg proved too much.
Prime Minister Igor Chudinov will hold the field session of the Kyrgyz Government on June 4 in Batken oblast, reported prime minister's press office.
There are too many "insurance buyers" and clerks hanging on (and serving as officers in RIMS) that hold the field back.
I want to hold the field by using the speed of the skin.
I consider those capable of maintaining themselves alone who can, through abundance of men or money, put together a sufficient army and hold the field against anyone who assails them," wrote Machiavelli.