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Hold One in Hand (To)

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To amuse in order to get some advantage. The allusion is to horses held in hand or under command of the driver.

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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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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
Hole
Hole and Corner (business)
Holiday Speeches
Holipher nes
Holland
Hollow