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hold out for sth

phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
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hold out for sth

phrasal verb with hold uk   us   /həʊld/ verb (held, held)
to not ​agree to something until you have got what you wanted: He ​held out for a bigger ​commission before ​signing the ​contract.
to wait for something better: Consumers looking to ​buy new homes are ​holding out for better ​interestrates.
(Definition of hold out for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold out for sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚持要求得到……
in Turkish ısrarla istemek, istediğini elde edinceye kadar beklemek…
in Russian выжидать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅持要求得到……
in Polish czekać na coś…
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“hold out for sth” in Business English

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