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Meaning of “hold court” in the English Dictionary

"hold court" in British English

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hold court

humorous to ​receive a lot of ​attention from other ​people who ​stand or ​sit around you to ​listen, ​especially on a ​socialoccasion: Patrick is ​holdingcourt at the end ​table.
(Definition of hold court from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold court”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在社交场合)引起周围人的注意…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在社交場合)引起周圍人的注意…
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