hold the fort
This page is about the idiom hold the fort
If you hold the fort, you look after a place or a business while the person who is normally in charge is away.
- Can you hold the fort while I run down to the bank?
- Your job will be to serve customers, and occasionally hold the fort if I have to go out.
The shop's manager had to go out for a while, so Julie held the fort
Contributor: Matt Errey