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hold to

Meaning: to make someone do what they promised or agreed to do

For example:

  • hold sb to sth The player will hold the club to the exact terms of his contract, and if they try to break the contract he'll take them to court.

  • hold sb to sth You said you'd give us all a bonus if we got the deal, and we're going to hold you to that.

Quick Quiz:

If the workers hold their employers to their promise to increase wages, the workers will
  1. get their wage rise
  2. not get their wage rise
  3. get lower wages

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