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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 ​successfulsocialdemocracy.
(Definition of hold sth up as sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold sth up as sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…作为…的榜样…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…作為…的榜樣…
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