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hold wa·ter

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  1. stand up, hold up, hold waterverb

    resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

    "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"

    Synonyms:
    rise, bristle, delay, detain, stick up, stand, last, withstand, support, hold up, hold out, get up, arise, sustain, hold, live on, place upright, live, stand up, defy, uprise, survive, go, endure

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How to use hold water in a sentence?

  1. Heather Boushey:

    That's really not what the weight of economic evidence shows, you can't accept a trade-off anymore that doesn't seem to hold water.

  2. Gideon Groenewald:

    I open Google maps and look for the lines of trees. I ask God in prayer which lines hold water, then I go down to that GPS location, you see the stick moving where the magnetic field is? There's water here.

  3. John W. Gardner:

    The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

  4. John W. Gardner:

    The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exaulted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy...neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

  5. John W. Gardner:

    The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy...neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.


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