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hold out for

Definition of hold out for in English:

Continue to demand (a particular thing), refusing to accept what has been offered: he is holding out for a guaranteed 7 per cent rise
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  • She accepted the money after being told she could lose it all if she continued holding out for more.
  • Some reports have said that university teachers are continuing to hold out for two months back pay.
  • He is holding out for more than the million pounds he has been offered to make the film.
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