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
References in classic literature ?
The story goes that Sir Leicester paid some who could have spoken out to hold their peace; but it is a lame story, feebly whispering and creeping about, and any brighter spark of life it shows soon dies away.
THE adults in Prince and Lily's lives have a lot of objections to the teenagers' wedding - and as the big day arrives, they're not going to hold their peace. Shane resorts to kidnapping his son before the ceremony, and Diane decides it's probably for the best if the groom stays trapped.
HOLLYOAKS Channel 4 THE adults in Prince and Lily's lives have a lot of objections to the teenagers' wedding - and as the big day arrives, they're not going to hold their peace. Shane resorts to kidnapping his son before the ceremony, and Diane decides it's probably for the best if the groom stays trapped.
They should hold their peace for now and when there is a final text, they can comment on reality rather than speculating about what may be in the text.
The Torah portion Beshallach is a good example of how theology invites the Israelites to switch from a highly anxious mode into a mindset that allows them to move through a highly adverse situation by instructing them to "hold their peace." The biblical narrative shows how perceptions can shift from feeling victimized to a state of mind more capable of partnering with God.
So should Wales fans hold their peace? Well, they won't be demonstrating outside FA of Wales headquarters because quite frankly it's not club football and day-to-day it doesn't mean as much.