hold out for

hold out for
hold out for continue to demand.
Main Entry: hold

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  • hold out for — To wait determinedly for (something one wants or has asked for) • • • Main Entry: ↑hold * * * ˌhold ˈout for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hold out for he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold out for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hold out for : present tense I/you/we/they hold out for he/she/it holds out for present participle holding out for past tense held out for past participle held out for hold out for something to not accept an… …   English dictionary

  • hold out for — /ˌhəυld aυt fɔ:/ verb to wait and ask for something ♦ you should hold out for a 10% pay rise you should not agree to a pay rise of less than 10% …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • hold out for — wait to get full price, drive a hard bargain    He ll hold out for the full price of his car. He ll wait …   English idioms

  • hold out for something — ˌhold ˈout for sth derived no passive to cause a delay in reaching an agreement because you hope you will gain sth • The union negotiators are holding out for a more generous pay settlement. Main entry: ↑holdderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold out for sth — UK US hold out for sth Phrasal Verb with hold({{}}/həʊld/ verb (held, held) ► to not agree to something until you have got what you wanted: »He held out for a bigger commission before signing the contract. ► to wait for something better:… …   Financial and business terms

  • hold out for — (smth) refuse to give up, keep resisting The famous basketball star is holding out for a large salary increase …   Idioms and examples

  • hold out for — continue to demand. → hold …   English new terms dictionary

  • hold out for — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. persist, go on supporting, stand firmly for; see continue 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hold out for —  Insist on …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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