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 Hold Out.Hold One Guilty (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hold Water (To).
 
To bear close inspection; to endure a trial. A vessel that will hold water is safe and sound.   1
 


 Hold Out.Hold One Guilty (To). 

 
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