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English definition of “hold your own”

hold your own

C2 (also hold your (own) ground) to be as successful as other people or things in a situation : Josie can hold her own in any argument .Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring to not become more ill or more weak : He's still ill but holding his own.Recovering from illness
(Definition of hold your own from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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