hold out for

This page is about the phrasal verb hold out for.

Meaning: to wait until you get what you want, especially when negotiating

For example:

  • hold out for sth The workers held out for a better wage deal and, after another round of negotiations, they got it.

  • hold out for sth We held out for a better contract, and we got it after some hard bargaining.

Quick Quiz:

She wouldn't sell the car for ten thousand dollars. She was holding out for

a. a better car

b. a lower price

c. a higher price

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