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hold out for sth

phrasal verb with hold
 
 
/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 interest rates.
Translations of “hold out for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅持要求得到……
in Russian выжидать…
in Turkish ısrarla istemek, istediğini elde edinceye kadar beklemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚持要求得到……
in Polish czekać na coś…
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