hold one's peace


hold one's peace
hold one's peace
to remain silent. •

Bill was unable to hold his peace any longer. “Don't do it!” he cried.

Quiet, John. Hold your peace for a little while longer.

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{v. phr.}, {formal} To be silent and not speak against something; be still; keep quiet. * /I did not agree with the teacher, but held my peace as he was rather angry./ Compare: HOLD ONE'S TONGUE

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • hold one's peace — {v. phr.}, {formal} To be silent and not speak against something; be still; keep quiet. * /I did not agree with the teacher, but held my peace as he was rather angry./ Compare: HOLD ONE S TONGUE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold one's peace — ► hold one s peace remain silent. Main Entry: ↑peace …   English terms dictionary

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  • hold\ one's\ peace — v. phr. formal To be silent and not speak against something; be still; keep quiet. I did not agree with the teacher, but held my peace as he was rather angry. Compare: hold one s tongue …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold one's peace — phrasal see hold one s tongue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hold one's peace — See hold one s tongue …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hold one's peace — be silent and not speak against something, be still Please try and hold your peace during the meeting as it will be to our disadvantage if we have a confrontation …   Idioms and examples

  • hold one's peace — remain silent. → peace …   English new terms dictionary

  • hold one's peace — remain silent, keep still …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To hold one's peace — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English