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hold (down) the fort

humorous
to have responsibility for something while someone is absent: I'll be out of the office for a few hours - will you hold the fort until I get back?
Translations of “hold (down) the fort”
in Chinese (Traditional) 暫時負責,代管…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暂时负责,代管…
(Definition of hold (down) the fort from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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