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hold up

hold up

Date: May 24 2007

Themes: Music


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“Everything we put out holds up. The tracks, the songs, the playing, everything still holds up today.”

- Ringo Starr, former Beatles drummer, comparing the Beatles’ music to music today. (rollingstone dot com)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

stays good; doesn’t worsen

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

To say something “holds up” means it is solid and sturdy. You can use this expression to describe objects that hold up against wear. You can say that an idea that remains true through time holds up. It means that whatever you’re talking about is strong and can’t be broken, harmed or denied.

You can also say, as Ringo does, that a work of art or music holds up. This means that the quality of the work doesn’t decrease over time. Even though the Beatles recorded 40 years ago, they are still a very popular and influential band. Ringo is right to say that the music he made with the Beatles holds up becuase it is still as good or better than most of music made today.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””I hope this old car holds up on this long drive.”

“The works of Shakespeare hold up as great and important texts hundreds of years after they were written.”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

ekidz220 to continue to function without losing effectiveness
by ekidz220
There is something that never out of date and we can say it holds up
by minhthudao
in spite of the fact that time has passed since they were on the top of the lists, they still can be 'up-to-date'
by ildi.ildiko
plutomars continue to function without losing force or effectiveness
by plutomars
Josh K good make, stay good
by Josh K
In this context, I think that Hold Up means to suceed and lasts long.
by Serpiro
Delphin still stay, still be
by Delphin
survive; continue to live
by periwinkle.chic
yerdua long-lasting ; endure ; still remain till now
by yerdua
Newcastle Their music style goes on working without losing force.
by Newcastle
"holds up" ,,,means that something stands the test of time,,,meaning that even through many different changes in styles or fads or likes or dislikes of the general public ,something is still popular or fits in with what is currently popular/
by way da lone
octopusio keep on going; remain; always appeals to people
by octopusio
Catrachita Still stands today
by Catrachita
clestrad it means each work the Beatles did were successfull and their works are successfull during these times.
by clestrad

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Saudi Arabia

i think hold up mean: to stay charming through years or ages; to be brilliant and steadfast forever

09:13 PM Jul 20 2007 |




Very interesting

01:07 PM May 24 2007 |

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