hold your own

Hold your own
If you can hold your own, you can compete or perform equally with other people.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hold your own — phrase to be as good as someone more experienced or stronger, for example in an argument or discussion Thesaurus: to do something well or better than someone elsesynonym Main entry: hold * * * hold your own : to do well in a difficult situation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold your own — ► to continue to be in a strong or fairly strong position, even when there are difficulties: hold your own against sb/sth » They held their own against heavily marketed overseas brands. Main Entry: ↑hold …   Financial and business terms

  • hold your own — hold (your) own to be as successful as other people or things in a situation. She can hold her own in any debate on religion. The French franc held its own against the D mark. (often + against) …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold your own —    If you can hold your own, you can compete or perform equally with other people.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • hold your own — hold (your/its) own to prove that you or something is as good as others. She can hold her own in any debate on religion. Our cotton shirts can hold their own against shirts costing $40 or more. Usage notes: often said about a competitive… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold your own — be equal to the others, keep pace    She can hold her own with the best skiers. She s excellent …   English idioms

  • hold your own — to be as good as someone more experienced or stronger, for example in an argument or discussion …   English dictionary

  • hold your own (against somebody) (in something) — hold your ˈown (against sb/sth) (in sth) idiom to remain in a strong position when sb is attacking you, competing with you, etc • Business isn t good but we re managing to hold our own. • She can hold her own against anybody in an argument. • The …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold your own (against something) (in something) — hold your ˈown (against sb/sth) (in sth) idiom to remain in a strong position when sb is attacking you, competing with you, etc • Business isn t good but we re managing to hold our own. • She can hold her own against anybody in an argument. • The …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold its own — hold (your/its) own to prove that you or something is as good as others. She can hold her own in any debate on religion. Our cotton shirts can hold their own against shirts costing $40 or more. Usage notes: often said about a competitive… …   New idioms dictionary

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