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Hold it

DEFINITION

Stop, don’t move. Halt what you are doing immediately. Typically used as a command by someone in authority or during an argument. (Compare to Stop cold, Hold your horses, Cool  your jets or Put the kibosh on.)

“‘Hold it right there young lady’, my father yelled. ‘You’re not going out dressed like that’.”

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