Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of hold the line | Another word for hold the line | What is hold the line?

Definition 1: hold the phone line open - [verb of communication]

Samples where hold the line or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please hang on while I get your folder

Synonyms for hold the line in the sense of this definition

(hold the line is a kind of ...) look forward to the probable occurrence of

"We were expecting a visit from our relatives" "She is looking to a promotion" "he is waiting to be drafted"

(hold the line implies ...) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

"I tried to call you all night" "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"

(hold the line belongs to category ...) transmitting speech at a distance

Definition 2: hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant - [verb of possession]

(hold the line is a kind of ...) keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

"We preserve these archeological findings" "The old lady could not keep up the building" "children must be taught to conserve our national heritage" "The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"

More words

Another word for hold sway

Another word for hold still for

Another word for hold over

Another word for hold out

Another word for hold open

Another word for hold tight

Another word for hold up

Another word for hold water

Another word for hold-down

Another word for holdall


Other word for holdall

holdall meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce holdall