hold water Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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hold water

C2 If a ​reason, ​argument, or ​explanationholdswater, it is ​true: Her ​alibi just didn't hold ​water.
(Definition of hold water from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hold water

to ​seem to be ​true or ​reasonable: The ​juryconvicted 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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