Idiom: Hold water

What does 'Hold water' mean?

When you say that something does or does not 'hold water', it means that the point of view or argument put forward is or is not sound, strong or logical. For e.g., 'Saying we should increase our interest rates because everyone else is doing so will not hold water'.

  • Category: General
  • Contributed By: Mrs. Aluko

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