hold your own
Meaning: If you hold your own, you are as successful as other people in a situation, or as good as others at an activity.
- Kelly's a great tennis player and she can hold her own against anyone in her class, including the boys.
- Mark works so hard because he hates the thought of not holding his own against old school friends when it comes to earning money.
Steve is trying hard to improve at golf because when he plays with his friends he