hang onto Informal
Meaning: If you hang onto something, you keep it instead of throwing it away, giving it away, or selling it.Synonym: keep
- hang onto sth You should hang onto those posters - they'll be worth a lot of money in a few years.
- hang onto sth I wish I'd hung onto my Goldimax shares. They're worth a fortune now.
I'm going to hang onto this dinner set. I've decided not to