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hold sth up as sth

(also hold up sth as sth)
phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
to use someone or something as an example of something, especially something very good: Sweden is often held up as an example of a successful social democracy.
Translations of “hold sth up as sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…作為…的榜樣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…作为…的榜样…
(Definition of hold sth up as sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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