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 Hold Forth (To).Hold In (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hold Hard.
 
Keep a firm hold, seat, or footing, as there is danger else of being overthrown. A caution given when a sudden change of vis intertiœ is about to occur.   1
 


 Hold Forth (To).Hold In (To). 

 
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