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Definition of holding:

  1. Anything held; a farm held of a superior; tenure; hold; influence.

Google Ngram Viewer results for holding:

This graph shows how "holding" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for holding:

  1. Let it stew over a slow fire for a few minutes; and color it by holding over it a red- hot shovel.
  2. Color them when done, by holding over them a red- hot shovel.
  3. Then where did you get the money you’ re holding in your hand?

Quotes for holding:

  1. You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail. - Hank Aaron
  2. The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly. We must work very hard to avoid loss of life. We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties. And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the people of Fallujah hostage. We must release the hostages. - Ahmed Chalabi
  3. The more you expose yourself as a celebrity, the less interesting you are to watch in your work, because if you're putting yourself out there all the time, you're not holding anything back. - John Cusack
  4. If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time. - Janis Joplin
  5. I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me, thank God. - Gabrielle Union

Idioms for holding:

  1. be left holding the bag, at be left holding the baby
  2. leave sb holding the bag
  3. leave sm holding the bag
  4. leave holding the bag
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