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    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 154
    #1

    Hold our own

    we sometimes begin to realize against what sort of competitors we have been forced to hold our own, ever since we made our first appearance upon this whirling bit of rock, lost somewhere in the darkest outskirts of an indifferent universe.

    Does "hold our own" mean "protect ourselves against"?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: Hold our own

    It is more closely "held/maintained our position".

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