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Hold down the fort


Be responsible. Act as security guard. Care for the family while the provider is gone. (Compare to Keep the home fires burning.)

    “As dad left for the week in the city, he looked at me and said I should hold the fort until he returns. I guess he expected me to watch over mom and sister.”


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