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Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English program about American Expressions. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt with the expressions made using the word -- hold.


"Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It's from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.


Now, it means such a person cannot compare or compete.


In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames for old lovers can not compare with him.

(MUSIC: Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You by Dolly Parton)

...

Old flames can't hold a candle to you.

No one can light up the night like you do.

...

Another expression is hold you tongue. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noise child.


"Hold out" is another expression, one here is often in sports reports and lab news. It means to refuse to pay or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of lab unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.


The expression hold up has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say: "This is hold-up! Give me your money!" Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: "I was held up by heavy traffic." Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say: "Sorry boss! I was held up by a hold-up." Still another mean of expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say: "My boss did not believe a hold-up held me up. But the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up."


Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school your brother may say: "Hold on! You forgot your book."

Our final expression is hold the line. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now, I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.


This VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Frank Beardsley. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt.

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Now, words and their stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions, I am Rich Climfilt with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

Can't hold a candle too is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song singer Doly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

No thing can hold a candle for you

 

No one  can light up tonight like you do

 

Another expression is hold your tongue.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports'report and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression hold-up has several different meanings.  One is robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a hold-up, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up  by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say"Sorry boss I was held up by a hold-up." 

 

Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss didn't believe a hold-up held me up.  But police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

Hold on is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say hold on you forgot your book. 

 

Our final expression is hold the line that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to steady.  For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will no be increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English program--words and their stories was written by Frank Bilsly.  I'm Rich Climfilt.

 

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I’m rich glanfanch with the expressions using the word “hold”.

Candle hold or a candle to is a popular expression. It is from the time before the electricity when people used the candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant who light his way by holding a candle. The expression means that a person who can’t hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dolley Patoon// tell her new love that all her falms// for older lovers can not compare with him.

Oh, plan//, can not hold a candle with you, those// can not light up the night as you do.

Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not talk. ”hole your tongue” is not something you will tell to your friend, but a parent or teacher might use this expression to qurit a noisy child.

“hold out” is another expression one hears often in sport reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unit hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreements they want.

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is robbery.  A man with the gun may say :”this is a hold up, give me your money.” Another meaning is to delay. A drive late for work may tell his boss “ I was hold up by heavy traffic.” Someone who is rubbed on the way to work might say:” sorry, boss. I was held up by a hold up” still another meaning of this expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say:” my boss did not believe a hole up held me up. But the police will conform what I said, so my story hold up”.

“hold down” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say:” hold down, you forget your book.”

Our finally expression is “hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president might say:” he will hold the line on taxes” he means there is no increase in taxes. Now I must hole the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

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Now WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, a VOA Special English program about American expressions. I am R.C..

 

Expressions made of “ hold”. “can’t hold a candal too” is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would  have servant like his way by holding a candle. The expression meant the person who can not hold the candle to you is not fit even to be  your servant. Now it means such person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer D.P. tells her lovers her old friends and old lovers can not compare with him. (music)

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you would tell your friends. But parents or teachers may use this expression to quiet a  noisy child.

 

 “Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports  reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football or baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of unions hold out and refuse to work. until they got the agreement they want.

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say: “ This is a hold up! give me your money!” Another meaning is to delay. A driver lates for work may tell his boss “I was held up by heavy traffic.” Someone who is lost in the way to work say : “Sorry !boss I was held up by a holdup.” Still another meaning of this expression is for a story to be considered true after investigation. The same driver lates for work, may say: “my boss did not believe a hodup holds me up. But police confirm what I said.” So my story held up.

 

 “Hold down” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school,  your brother may say: “hold down! You forgot your books.”

 

 Our final expression is “ hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getthing worse to hold stady. For example the president may say he would hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this probram I have no more time left today.

 

This VOA Special English program-- WORDS AND THEIR STORIES was written by F.B. I am R.C.

 

 

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Now, words and their stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I am Rich Climfilt with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

Can't hold a candle too is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song, singer Doly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

No thing can hold a candle to you

 

No one can light up tonight like you do

 

Another expression ishold your tongue.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

“Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports' reports and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings.  One is robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a hold up, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up."  Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss did not believe a hold up held me up.  But police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

“Hold on” is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say hold on, you forgot your book. “

 

Our final expression ishold the line that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will be no increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English program--words and their stories was written by Frank Billsly.  I'm Rich Climfilt.

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        Now words and stories,A VOA Special English Program about American Expressions.I'm Rich Climfit,with the expressions made using the word "hold".

        Can't hold a candle too is popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when peolpe using candles from light. Someone who lived in the big house would have servant light his way by holding the candle. The expression mean that person who can't hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can't compare or compete.In the follwing song singers Doly Patton tells her new love that all flames or lovers. Can't compare with him.

        "No thing can hold a candle for you, No one can light up tonight like you do."

        Another expression is hold your tongue.It means to be still and not talk.Hold you tongue is not something you would tell a friend .But a parent or teacher might using the expression to quite a noisy child.

        Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work,professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to paid them what they are think their are worth. Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuses to work until they get the work agreement they want. The expression of hold up has several different meanings.One is robbery ,A man with a gun may says this is hold up give me your money.Another meaning is to delay , A driver late for work may tell his boss,I was held up by heavy traffic.Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say sorry boss I was held up by the hold up .

       Still another meaning of the expression is for story to be considered true after any investigation . The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up held me up.But police confirmed what I said so my story held up. Hold on the another expression,it often means wait or stopped. As your leave for school your brother may say hold on ,you forgot your book.

       Our final expression is hold the line.That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold stead. For example the president may say he were hold line on taxes,he means there were be no increase in taxes.Now I must hold the line on this program ,I have no more time left today.

        This VOA Special English Program Words and Stories was written by Frank Bills.I'm Rich Climfit.

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Now Words and Their Stories, a VOA special English program about American Expressions. I’m Rich Climfilt with expression made using the word ‘hold’.

 

‘Can’t hold a candle to’ is a popular expression. It’s from the time before electricity when people used candle for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant lighted his way by holding a candle. The expression means that the person who can not hold the candle for you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person could not compare or compete. In the following song, singer Darlie Parkon tells her new love that her old flames, her lovers can’t not compared with him.

 

Old flames, can’t hold the candle to you. No one could light up the night like you do.

 

Another expression is ‘hold you tongue’. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

 

‘Hold out’ is another expression we hear often used in sports and labor news. It means refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out when their team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression ‘hold up’ has several different meanings. One is on rubbery. A man with a gun may say ‘this is a hold up, give me you money’. Another is to delay, a driver who is to be late might tell his boss ‘I was held up by the heavy traffic’. Someone who is robbed on his way to work might tell his boss ‘sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up’. Still another meaning of the expression is to be considered to be true after an investigation. The same driver late for work might say ‘my boss did not believe a hold up of hold me up. But the police confirmed what I said and my story held up.’

 

‘Hold on’ is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say ‘hold on, you forget you book’.

 

Our final expression is ‘hold the line’. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line in taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold my line on this program, I have no more time left today.

 

 

This VOA Special English program--WORDS AND THEIR STORIES was written by F.B. I am Rich Climfilt.

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Now words and their stories. A VOA Special English programe about American expressions. I'm Rich * with expressions made using the word "hold".

 

 

 "Can't hold a candle too." is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used the candles for light. Someone who live in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression means that the person who can not hold a candle to you can not fit even to be your servant. Now, it means such a person can not compare or compete.

 

 

In the following song, singer **tells her new love that her all flames , her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

 

Another expression is " hold your toung". It means to be still and not talk. Hold your toung is not something you would tell a friend, but a parent or teacher might use the expression to quite and noisy child.

 

 

"Hold out" is another expression. One hears often in sports reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor's Unions hold out and refuse to work, and till they get a work agreement they want.

 

 

The expression "Hold up" has several different meanings. One is a rubbary. A man with a gun may say " This is a hold up. Give me your money!" Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss" I was held up by heavy trafic" Someone who was rubed on the way to work maight say "Sorry , boss, I was held up by a hold up."

 

 

Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after investigation. The same driver late for work could say "My boss did not believe a hold up held me up, but the police confirmed what I said. So my story held up."

 

 

"Hold on" is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say:"Hold on ,you forget your book."

 

Our final expression is "Hold the line". That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse----to hold steady. For example, the Persident may say he was held the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes.

 

 

 Now I must hold the line on this programe. I have no more time left today.

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Now, Words and their Stories, a VOA Special English program about American expressions. I’m Rich Clifeld within the expressions made using the word “hold”.

“Can’t hold a candle too” is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity, when people use the candle for light. Someone who lived a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.

Now it means such a person can not compeer or compete. In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that old flames, her old lovers can not compeer with him.

“Old flames can’t hold the candle for you. No one can light up the night like you do.”

Another expression is “hold your tone”. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tone is not something you will tell your friend. But a parent and teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

“Hold out” is another expression when hears often in sports reports and labour news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labour unions hold out and refuse to work until they got a work agreement they want.

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is a robbery. A man with a gun may say: “this is a holdup. Give me your money”. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: I was held up by heavy traffic”. Someone who is robbed on the way to work might say: Sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup”. Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say: My boss did not believe a holdup held me up. But the police confirmed what I said so my story held up”.

“Hold on” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say: “Hold on, you forgot you book”.

Our final expression is “hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there would be no increase in taxes.

Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

This VOA program Words and Their Stories was written by Frank B. I’m W.C.

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Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I am Rich Clifeld with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

“Can't hold a candle too” is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

Old flames can hold a candle to you

 

No one can light up the night like you do

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

“Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports' reports and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings.  One is a robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a holdup, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup."  Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss did not believe a holdup held me up.  But police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

“Hold on” is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say “hold on, you forgot your book. “

 

Our final expression is “hold the line “that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will be no increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English Program--Words and Their Stories was written by Frank Billsly.  I'm Rich Clifeld.

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     Now Words and Their Stories, A Voa special English program about American expressions. I'm Rich Cranfelt with the expressions made using the word "hold".
     "Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Some one who lived in the big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that a persom who could't hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer .. Dolly Poton tells her new love that her old flames, her old lovers can not compare with him. "No flames can't hold a candle to you; No one can light up the night like you do".
     Another expression is "hold your tongue". It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or a teacher might use this expression to quiet a noisy child.
     "Hold out" is another expression when here is often in sports reports and labour news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and base ball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labour unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.
     The expression "hold up" has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say, "This is a hold up, give me your money." Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss, " I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robered on the way to work might say, " Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up". Still another meaning of this expression is for a story to be considered ture after any investigation. The same driver late for work could say, my boss did not believe a hold up held me up. But the police confirm what I said. So my story held up.
     "Hold on" is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say, "Hold on, you forgot your book."
     Our final expression is "hold the line". That means to keep a problem or a situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the President may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.
     This Voa special English program " Words and Their Stories" was written by Frankl Bearsly. I'm Rich Cranfelt.

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Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I am Rich Clifeld with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

“Can't hold a candle to” is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

Old flames can't hold a candle to you

 

No one can light up the night like you do

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

“Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports reports and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings.  One is a robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a holdup, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup."  Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss did not believe a holdup held me up.  But the police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

“Hold on” is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say, “Hold on, you forgot your book. “

 

Our final expression is “hold the line “. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will be no increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English Program--Words and Their Stories was written by Frank Billsly.  I'm Rich Clifeld.

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Now words and their stories,a VOA special english program about american expressions. I am R,with expressions made using the word hold.

 

"Can't hold a candle too" is a popular expression,it is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by posing a candle. The expression means that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servent. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following son,singer D tells her new love that her old flames,her old lovers can not compare with him. "No flame,can not hold a candle to you;no one,can light up the night like you do" .

 

Another expression is "hold your tongue". It means to be still and not talk,hold your tongue is not somthing you would tell a friend,but a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

 

"Hold out" is another expression when hears often in sports reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work,professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression "hold up" has several different means,one is robbery,a man with a gun may say this is a hold up,give me your money; Another meaning is to delay,a driver late for work may tell his boss I was help up by heavy traffic; Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "sorry boss,I was help up by a hold up".

 

Still another meaning of expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up held me up,but the police confirm what I said,so my story held up. Hold down is another expression,it often means wait or stop. As you leave for school,your brother amy say hold down,you forgot your book.

 

Our final expression is "hold the line",that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady,for example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program,I have no more time left today.

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I’m rich glanfanch with the expressions using the word “hold”. Candle hold or a candle to is a popular expression. It is from the time before the electricity when people used the candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant who lights his way by holding a candle. The expression means that a person who can’t hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dolley Patoon tell her new love that all her farms for older lovers can not compare with him. Oh, plan, can not hold a candle with you, those can not light up the night as you do. Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not to talk. ”hole your tongue” is not something you will tell to your friend, but a parent or teacher might use this expression to quit a noisy child. “hold out” is another expression one hears often in sport reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unit hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreements they want. The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with the gun may say :”this is a hold up, give me your money.” Another meaning is to delay. A drive late for work may tell his boss “ I was hold up by heavy traffic.” Someone who is rubbed on the way to work might say:” sorry, boss. I was held up by a hold up” still another meaning of this expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say:” my boss did not believe a hole up held me up. But the police will conform what I said, so my story hold up”. “hold down” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say:” hold down, you forget your book.” Our finally expression is “hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president might say:” he will hold the line on taxes” he means there is no increase in taxes. Now I must hole the line on this program. I have no more time left today.
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Now words and stories A VOA special English program about English expression. I am R with expressions made using the word "hold".

 

'Can't hold a candle too" is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house with a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can't hold a candle to you is not fit even to be servant. Now it means such person can not compare or compete. In the following song, Singer!!!tells her new lover that old flames of her old lovers can't compare with him.

Old flame can hold candle for you.

No one can light up the night like you do.

 

Another expression is "hold your tongue". It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But parent or teacher might use this expression to quit a noise child.

 

"Hold out" is another expression one hears often in sports reports or labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players 'hold out" if their team refues to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work untill they get the work agreement they want.

 

Expression "hold up" has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with gun may say 'this is a holdup, give me your money'. Another meaning is to delay. A driver later for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic'. Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say"sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup." Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after investigation. The same driver later for work could say" my boss did not believe a holdup held me up, but the police confired what I said, so my story held up."

 

'Hold on' is another expression, it often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say'hold no, you forgot your book.'

 

Our final expression is 'hold the line'. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold study. For example, president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He meaning there will be no increase in taxes.

 

Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

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