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Meaning of “hold your own” in the English Dictionary

"hold your own" in British English

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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. to not ​become more ​ill or more ​weak: He's still ​ill but ​holding his own.
(Definition of hold your own from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hold your own" in American English

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hold your own

to ​maintainyourposition or ​conditiondespitedifficulties: She can hold her own in any ​argument. He was very ​sick, but now he’s ​holding his own.
(Definition of hold your own from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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