hold the fort

Hold the fort
If you hold the fort, you look after something or assume someone's responsibilities while they are away.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hold the fort — {v. phr.} 1. To defend a fort successfully; fight off attackers. * /The little group held the fort for days until help came./ 2. {informal} To keep a position against opposing forces. * /Friends of civil liberties held the fort during a long… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold the fort — {v. phr.} 1. To defend a fort successfully; fight off attackers. * /The little group held the fort for days until help came./ 2. {informal} To keep a position against opposing forces. * /Friends of civil liberties held the fort during a long… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold the fort — ► hold the fort take responsibility for something temporarily. Main Entry: ↑fort …   English terms dictionary

  • hold the fort — phrasal 1. : to maintain a firm position usually against opposition found himself holding the fort against a solid block of opponents of the plan 2. : to take care of usual affairs a skeleton staff was left to hold the fort at the office during… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold\ the\ fort — v. phr. 1. To defend a fort successfully; fight off attackers. The little group held the fort for days until help came. 2. informal To keep a position against opposing forces. Friends of civil liberties held the fort during a long debate. 3.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold the fort — tv. to remain behind and take care of things. □ Hold the fort. I’ll be there in a while. D I left John there to hold the fort …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hold the fort — manage until we return, look after things    The manager asked me to hold the fort while he was gone …   English idioms

  • hold the fort —    If you hold the fort, you look after something or assume someone s responsibilities while they are away.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • hold the fort — British, American & Australian, American to be left in charge of a situation or place while someone is away. Someone had to stay at home and hold the fort while my mother was out …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold the fort — phrasal 1. to maintain a firm position 2. to take care of usual affairs < is holding the fort until the manager returns > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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