|hold your drinks
||drink liquor but not be rude or foolish
||You may be able to hold your drinks, but you can't drive my car.
|hold your hand
||help you when you are afraid, baby-sit you
||When you go to college, who's going to hold your hand?
|hold your horses
||wait a minute, hold on, hold the phone
||When I said the accident was his fault, he said, "Hold your horses!"
|hold your mouth the right way
||if you shape your mouth the right way you can do it, the way you hold...
||"I can't tie a reef knot." "Sure you can - if you hold your mouth the right way."
|hold your nose
||accept it but not like it, look the other way
||This plan is better than no plan, so hold your nose and vote for it.
|hold your own
||be equal to the others, keep pace
||She can hold her own with the best skiers. She's excellent.
|hold your temper
||control your temper, do not lose your temper
||Try to hold your temper when you work with the children.
Don't get angry because they learn from watching you.
|hold your tongue
||be polite, do not talk back
||When your father is talking, you hold your tongue. You be quiet.
|holding the bag
||left alone to finish the work or be responsible
||Mom says we leave her holding the bag - to finish jobs alone.
|hole in one (golf)
||hit the ball from the tee into the cup in one stroke
||There's a $50 prize for a hole in one at the Pines Golf Course.