hold open

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Verb1.hold open - retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
keep, hold on - retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
book, reserve, hold - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
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They say," he continued, "that it is the young ladies of your country who hold open the gates of Paradise for their menkind.
I cannot as yet make up my mind whether it is prudent to hold open communication under present circumstances, and on the part of the fair member of the present company, with Mr.
The chief minister directed commissioners and deputy commissioners to hold open court at their respective divisional and district headquarters so that people's problems could be resolved at their doorstep.
The chief minister has also directed commissioners and deputy commissioners to hold open Ketchery at their respective divisional and district headquarters so that the people's problems can be resolved at their door steps.
MULTAN:National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Multan will hold open court on last Thursday of every month
SUKKUR -- Following the orders of the Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Jawaid Iqbal, all the regional heads of NAB will hold open katcheries on Thursday January 25 for the hearing of public grievances and their solution on the spot.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Hockey Federation has decided to hold open trials for the KPK under 16 players at Mardan on November 30.
The finish is a black powder coat with chrome slide, the sights are a three-dot type with adjustable rear, and the magazine holds eight rounds with a last round hold open feature.
Lord Leebrick Theatre Company will hold open auditions for the musical comedy "Avenue Q" from 10 a.
A Number of NGOs of Kyrgyzstan demands to hold open competition for the position of State Secretary of re-established Ministry of Social Protection, reported in the appeal of 26 NGOs released on December 29, 2010 in media.
Make space for others: hold open the lift door, let other cars merge in front of yours
On June 4, numerous Napa Valley wineries will hold open houses.