hold out on

hold out on
phrasal
1. : to withhold something from

she didn't tell me she was rich; she's been holding out on me

2. : to withhold a part or the whole of

threatened to hold out on his sister's dividends if she didn't pose — Fortune

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hold out on (informal)
To keep information, money, etc from
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Main Entry:hold

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ˌhold ˈout on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hold out on he/she/it holds out on present participle holding out on past tense held out on past participle held out on] informal phrasal verb
to not tell someone something

They’ve been holding out on the details of the plan.

Thesaurus: to keep something secretsynonym
Main entry: hold

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informal refuse to give something, typically information, to (someone)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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