hold your own

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 your own

COMMON If someone or something holds their own, they are as successful or of the same quality as someone or something else. Some areas of industry, such as shipbuilding, were able to hold their own in international markets. The most highly skilled members of the American workforce can hold their own with any in the world.
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hold your own

retain a position of strength in a challenging situation; not be defeated or weakened.
1953 Margaret Kennedy Troy Chimneys A young man so gifted may hold his own very well.
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hold your ˈown

remain in a strong position when somebody is attacking you, competing with you, etc: There was a lot of competition but she managed to hold her own.‘How’s your father?’ ‘He’s holding his own, but only just. We’ll just have to hope that he’ll start getting better soon.’
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