hold out


  • a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms;
  • a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
  • the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
  • thrust or extend out;
  • stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
  • last and be usable;
  • wait uncompromisingly for something desirable;
  • continue to live through hardship or adversity;