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HOLD THE LINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hold the line mean? 

HOLD THE LINE (verb)
  The verb HOLD THE LINE has 2 senses:

1. hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant
2. hold the phone line open

  Familiarity information: HOLD THE LINE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOLD THE LINE (verb)


Sense 1hold the line [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "hold the line" is one way to...):

conserve; keep up; maintain; preserve (keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s on something


Sense 2hold the line [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold the phone line open

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hold the line; hang on; hold on

Context example:

Please hang on while I get your folder

Hypernyms (to "hold the line" is one way to...):

await; expect; look; wait (look forward to the probable occurrence of)

"Hold the line" entails doing...:

call; call up; phone; ring; telephone (get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone)

Domain category:

telephone; telephony (transmitting speech at a distance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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