[ US /ˈhoʊɫˌdaʊt/ ]
[ UK /hˈə‍ʊlda‍ʊt/ ]
  1. a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms
    their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks
  2. a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
  3. the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
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How To Use holdout In A Sentence

  • So here we are, in the middle of what could be a very long holdout.
  • A prolonged contract holdout cost him most of last season, but he has made up for lost time in '03.
  • The problem is that in theory, in any given situation when someone refuses to sell we can't tell whether it is because of strategic holdout or subjective value.
  • France has been the holdout in trying to negotiate an end to the dispute.
  • Actually, these holdouts are about the money, more than ever.
  • But once the coordination and holdout problems are overcome, much work has to be done to prevent massive abuses from working their way into the system.
  • Under those facts, would your unwillingness to accept my offer evidence that you are just being a strategic holdout?
  • Starting in the 1960s, this certainly did mean that the newly desegregationist majority could impose its preferences on the holdouts before the holdouts could finish changing theirviews. The Volokh Conspiracy » Public Opinion, Anti-Discrimination Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • And so we can just, in our mind's eye, try to figure out what might be going on in that jury room, how many holdouts there might be.
  • Pianist Alexander Melnikov's brilliant new recording should convince any holdouts that Shostakovich's massive 150-minute set is far from what has occasionally been called dour and academic. On CD: Melnikov's Shostakovich
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