"You are holding up just fine as the years pass" means?

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"You are holding up just fine as the years pass" means?

Postby Aikuzo » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:17 am

Girl: Ey John (smiling), guess what tommorow is my birthday
Guy: You are holding up just fine as the years pass. (could someone explain me what it means pls
Pls correct any errors you see on my writings on: nouns, tenses :)

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Re: "You are holding up just fine as the years pass" means?

Postby Josef » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:31 am

to hold up (phrasal verb) = to remain strong or good

The yen is holding up well against the dollar.

In the context, he probably means that even though she is getting older she is still looking good.

PS: don't confuse with "to hold someone/something up" (eg, to rob, to delay etc)


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