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Hold In (To)

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To restrain. The allusion is to horses reined up tightly when running too fast.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hogshead
Hoi Polloi (The)
Hoist
Hoity-toity
Hoky or Hockey Cake
Holborn
Hold
Hold
Hold Forth (To)
Hold Hard
Hold In (To)
Hold Off!
Hold On
Hold Out
Hold Water (To)
Hold One Guilty (To)
Hold One in Hand (To)
Hold One’s Own (To)
Hold the Fort
Holdfast
Holdfast