Idioms with HOLD

hold firm
to believe something strongly and not change your mind
Despite opposition, he has held firm to his decision.

hold the key
to make it possible to explain or solve something
The discovery may hold the key in understanding the disease.

hold the fort
to assume someone’s responsibility while they are away
Take a day off. I’ll hold the fort for you.

hold your own
to remain in a strong position in a competition or difficult situation
There was a lot of competition but she managed to hold her own.

hold all the cards
to be in a strong position because you have all the advantages
In areas such as research, larger companies hold all the cards.