hang onto (something)

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hang onto (something)

To retain something. Why are you hanging onto all this junk in the basement? Surely we don't need four cheese graters.
See also: hang
References in classic literature ?
She's a pauper that's hung onto us all after her father'd done his best to ruin us.
Summary: However, the draw, Al Wasl's first after four wins at home, was still good enough as they hung onto top spot
America's National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have hung onto permissions granted them by the George W.
Like good conservatives the birds hung onto those dinosaur genes and now they may need them.
Hung onto that board like it was an oversized life preserver, which to me it was.
There are so many things hung onto it to clean the gases emitted from the engine that it has become quite a high-tech piece of equipment even if it is unprotected and suspended only a few inches from the ground.
It has been that sort of erratic, unsatisfactory season for the Anfield men that they were just relieved to have hung onto victory in a match that could so easily have gone so wrong for them.
Had Mr Ladyman hung onto them they would be worth more than half a million pounds today.
At the Universal Music Group fete at the Palms: Beyonce held hands with Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani (dressed like Madonna, circa '83) circulated with Gavin Rossdale, Sheryl Crow, still in that hideous yellow cutout gown, hung onto her champ cyclist beau Lance Armstrong.
Though he long ago put away the--ahem--unique clothing of his youth (think Napoleon, or Prince), Albaisa hung onto his ability to create non-traditional solutions that draw from his architectural roots.
On both occasions, Molina hung onto the ball for the out and the baserunners were injured, Dye with a separated shoulder and Harvey with a broken hand.
He circled the receiver, dived and hung onto the ball as he was falling out of bounds.
PHOTO Not only was Chatsworth's Steve Kracow, right, out when El Camino's Matt Schwartz hung onto the ball, but he was ejected.
Jensen's friends and co-workers hung onto hope that he would survive, if for no reason other than his great physical strength - a man they nicknamed ``Magilla Gorilla'' for his 6-foot-2-inch, 270-pound physique.
After driving off the marauding hordes, a victorious John rode into Vienna, where grateful townspeople hung onto the stirrups of his horse.