hold firm

hold firm
to remain at a high level: »

Top share prices held firm through to the close, with the main index up 27.8.

Main Entry: firm

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • hold firm — verb refuse to abandon one s opinion or belief • Syn: ↑stand pat, ↑stand firm, ↑stand fast • Hypernyms: ↑insist, ↑take a firm stand • Hyponyms: ↑hunker down …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold firm — stand firm, not budge, not yield …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hold firm — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. retain, keep, preserve; see maintain 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • hold firm to something — phrase to continue to believe in or support something despite pressure from other people NATO held firm to their policy on aggression. Thesaurus: to support an idea, plan or personsynonym Main entry: firm …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold firm (to something) — hold ˈfirm (to sth) idiom (formal) to believe sth strongly and not change your mind • She held firm to her principles. Main entry: ↑firmidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold firm to something — to continue to believe in or support something despite pressure from other people NATO held firm to their policy on aggression …   English dictionary

  • firm — firm1 [fʉrm] adj. [ME ferm < OFr < L firmus < IE base * dher , to hold, support > Sans dhárma, precept, law, Gr thronos, armchair] 1. not yielding easily under pressure; solid; hard 2. not moved or shaken easily; fixed; stable 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • firm — adverb is used mainly in two fixed expressions, to stand firm and to hold firm to. In all other contexts the natural adverbial form is firmly: The bracket was firmly fixed to the wall …   Modern English usage

  • firm — firm1 W1S1 [fə:m US fə:rm] n [Date: 1700 1800; : Italian; Origin: firma signature , from Latin firmare to show to be true , from firmus; FIRM2] a business or company, especially a small one electronics/advertising/law etc firm ▪ She works for an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • firm — 1 noun (C) a business or company, especially a small one : electronics/advertising/law etc firm: She works for an electronics firm. | a firm of accountants/solicitors etc: Kevin is with a firm of accountants in Birmingham. 2 adjective 1 HARD not… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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