Meaning of “hold your own” in the English Dictionary

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"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 maintain your position or condition despite difficulties:

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)