hold it down

• meaning 'calm down' or 'behave'. Usually said when someone 'goes into one'.

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  • hold sth down — UK US hold sth down Phrasal Verb with hold({{}}/həʊld/ verb (held, held) ► to keep something at a low level or to prevent it from rising: »The Fed held down interest rates to encourage growth in the economy. ► to be able to keep a job: »He couldn …   Financial and business terms

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  • ˌhold sth ˈdown — phrasal verb 1) to stop prices or numbers from rising a deal to hold down wages and prices[/ex] 2) hold down a job to succeed in keeping a job Half of them have never held down a proper job.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hold someone down — OPPRESS, repress, suppress, subdue, subjugate, keep down, keep under, tyrannize, dominate. → hold …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hold it down — vb 1. British to act in a commendably restrained manner, to stay cool . The phrase occurs in the language of teenage gangs and was recorded in use among North London schoolboys in 1993 and 1994. 2. to shut up, keep silent. A term used by young… …   Contemporary slang

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