To hold one's own

Also found in: Idioms.
to keep or maintain one's possessions; to yield nothing; esp., to suffer no loss or disadvantage in a contest.
- Shak.

See also: Own

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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When we focus on our differences, it is easy to hold one's own culture and way of praying as superior.
The ability to hold one's own in the peer society became a marker of physical and emotional health.
`It is easier to hold one's own when you fit in with the existing culture.' In his opinion, people who have assimilated completely are usually successful but they are not fully part of the minority ethnic groups.