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hold out on

Definition of hold out on in English:

informal Refuse to give something, typically information, to (someone).
Example sentences
  • While the British held out on sharing information, it did build the Australian public a consolation prize, a nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights in Southern Sydney.
  • He's holding out on vital information that we trusted him with.
  • Was it wise for me to hold out on information like that?
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