What does hold onto mean?

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  1. To manage to keep something.
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see hold,‎ onto.
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For this reason, many landlords tend to hold onto such properties until 10 years have expired from the date of first letting.
Again I feel that the volume of hoggs is not going to be there this year and if you can hold onto your sheep for a week or two it should pay.
Both had to hold onto the shaky rails as they headed down, for the ship was swaying back and forth with the waves.
In the onrushing, kaleidoscopic chaos of our life there is nothing substantial to hold onto.
Once the razzle-dazzle, show-stopping numbers end, there's not much to hold onto.
Another part of me is afraid that it's temporary and that I'm not going to be able to hold onto it.

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