HyperDic: hold_the_line

English > 2 senses of the expression hold the line:
VERBpossessionhold the linehold the line on prices
communicationhold the line, hang on, hold onhold the phone line open
English > hold the line: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaninghold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant.
PatternSomebody ----s on something
Broaderconserve, preserve, maintain, keep upKeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
English > hold the line: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaninghold the phone line open.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymshang on, hold on
Categorytelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
Entailscall, telephone, call up, phone, ringGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
Broaderexpect, look, await, waitlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of

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