Rate this phrase:0.0 / 0 votes

hold the line

To firmly maintain one's viewpoint, principles, or situation; to refuse to change one's practices or plans.

Etymology:

  • Probably an allusion to a line of soldiers remaining steadfastly in position during combat.
132 Views

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'hold the line':

hold the lineTo stop a conversation to think about, or reply to someone.
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the hold the line phrase in other languages:

Mantenga la línea

nie odkładać słuchawki

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to hold the line

How to pronounce this phrase?

Discuss this hold the line phrase with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this hold the line definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "hold the line." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 1 Mar. 2024. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/hold-the-line_13006>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a phrases master?

    »
    A _____ in sheep’s clothing.
    • A. Wolf
    • B. Bear
    • C. Lamb
    • D. Lion

    Browse Phrases.com