a for the temporary storage of a substance.
Also called holding pen. (def 4).
- Hold no brief for
Refuse to support, dislike, as in I hold no brief for liars. This term is a negative version of the legal expression hold a brief for, meaning “to support or defend a position by argument.” The noun brief has been used in this way since the 1200s.
- Hold on to
see: hold on , def. 1.
- Hold onto your hat
verb phrase To get ready for trouble; take precautions; buckle your seat belts: Hold onto your hats for the craziest ride through the truth that’s ever been done on television (1970s+) Related Terms hat
- Hold on to your hat
see: hang on to your hat