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 Hold One in Hand (To).Hold the Fort. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hold One’s Own (To).
 
To maintain one’s own opinion, position, way, etc. Maintain means to hold with the hand. (Latin, manus teneo.)   1
 


 Hold One in Hand (To).Hold the Fort. 

 
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