to hold with something

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - hold with something

"to hold with something"

to accept, support or agree with something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - hold with something

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I am going to suggest that the company institute a casual Friday policy.

Colleague 2: Do you mean when people wear less formal clothes to work on Fridays?

Colleague 1: Exactly. It is a nice change of pace.

Colleague 2: You can make the suggestion but it will never happen. The boss absolutely does not hold with anything less than formal in the workplace.

Colleague 1: Perhaps I can help him to change his beliefs?

Colleague 2: Good luck.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - hold with something

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Which church do you attend?

Friend 2: I don't. I don't really accept the idea of God or some sort of after-life.

Friend 1: What do you hold with?

Friend 2: Being a decent, honest person and that this is all there is. We have this life and that is it so we had better make the most of it.

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to hold with something - Gerund Form:

Holding with the idea that liberty and equality are inalienable rights, he organized a protest.

to hold with something - Examples:

1)  Canned tuna isn't held with particularly high esteem. It's usually hidden under gobs of mayonnaise and sandwiched ...

2)  Some truths necessarily flow from revelation, and these can be held with the same confidence as Divine revelation itself. 

3)  ... a source which stood as the authoritative one. The opposing view, which was held with increasing force by the Romantic movement and its adherents, is that this process ...

4)  ... a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; ...

5)  This seems to indicate that Grindelwald no longer held with the views of those who practised the Dark Arts. 

6)  The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; ...

7)  Interestingly, Yoda himself was concerned with future-gazing, though he did not seem to hold with any other beliefs associated with the Unifying Force philosophy.

8)  The link you provided was interesting, I tend not to hold with any particular political party so I read it without (much) fear.

9)  I hold with Pinker here that emotions are essential for anything we would recognise as a sentient ...

10)  That's what your uncle told you. He didn't hold with your father's ideals. 

11)  I don't usually hold with foreign food, but this Elvish stuff, it's not bad.

12)  He did not hold with the doctrine of God as Lord.

13)  The same logic did not hold with Health Care, but the tax logic did.

14)  ... their responsibility to maintain their integrity and they obviously failed to do so. I hold with the simple principle that if one does something that is not morally acceptable that ...

15)  I hold with the statement that it is finite, but dynamic. 

16)  ... and I don't hold with the notion that only matter matters, nor with the thought that if something ...

17)  But it is a valid question; What is real? I don't hold with the idea that virtuality is "just as real" as RL. 

18)  To be sure, a lot of people on this thread don't hold with astrology, and you guys are all going at it hammer and tongs for ...

19)  The conflict between these two things only arises when people who hold with Darwin's theories insist that humanity is nothing more than an animal and that ...

20)  The thing is, I just can't hold with the idea that social justice and civil liberty are a mere sideshow next to ...