ENGLISH VOCABULARY PRACTICE: Idioms using 'hold'
LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced


Write the letter of the word(s) that best complete(s) each sentence:

a - hold it
b - hold the line
c - hold up your end
d - hold true
e - hold still
f - on hold
g - hold a candle to
h - hold your liquor
i - hold your head high
j - hold your own

1. You did a great job. You can really . ( = You can be proud of yourself.)

2. You have proven time and time again that you cannot . ( = that your tolerance for alcohol is very low/ that you get drunk very quickly)

3. I think you can ( = do reasonably well) against him, even though he's much stronger than you.

4. ! = Don't fidget!/ Don't move!

5. Please ( = stay on the phone). He'll be with you in a second.

6. The operator told me to wait and put me .

7. If you don't of the deal ( = if you don't do what you agreed to do), I'm not going to do what I promised either.

8. His recent novels don't ( = are not nearly as good as) his earlier ones.

9. All the things I told you last year still . ( = remain true)

10. ! = Stop!






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