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hold water

C2 If a reason, argument, or explanation holds water, it is true: Her alibi just didn't hold water.
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hold water

to seem to be true or reasonable: The jury convicted her because her story just didn’t hold water.
(Definition of hold water from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold water”
in Chinese (Simplified) 站得住脚,属实…
in Chinese (Traditional) 站得住腳,屬實…
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