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    Default help me, please!

    I donīt understand the meaning of this phrase: "managed to hold on to lots". If you can, please help me

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    Default Re: help me, please!

    Managed to keep a lot, nless the context suggests something else- can you give more context? 'Lots' can mean areas of land for sale- does that make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Managed to keep a lot, nless the context suggests something else- can you give more context? 'Lots' can mean areas of land for sale- does that make sense?
    Thanks. I found a phrase "retained a gread deal" is it a synonym of "managed to hold on to lots"? I am not sure

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    Default Re: help me, please!

    Yes, it is:
    Everyone was trying to take them from him, but he managed to hold on to lots. = he kept many from them

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