hold or keep one's peace

hold or keep one's peace
idi hold or keep one's peace, to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent

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  • hold one's peace — {v. phr.}, {formal} To be silent and not speak against something; be still; keep quiet. * /I did not agree with the teacher, but held my peace as he was rather angry./ Compare: HOLD ONE S TONGUE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold one's peace — {v. phr.}, {formal} To be silent and not speak against something; be still; keep quiet. * /I did not agree with the teacher, but held my peace as he was rather angry./ Compare: HOLD ONE S TONGUE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's breath to cool one's porridge — To hold one s peace when further talk is clearly in vain • • • Main Entry: ↑keep …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold one's peace — phrasal : to keep silent : keep one s thoughts to oneself felt it would do no good to complain so held his peace * * * hold one s peace To remain silent • • • Main Entry: ↑peace * * * I see peace II remain silent about somet …   Useful english dictionary

  • One Love Peace Concert — The One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22, 1978 at The National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties Jamaican Labour Party and the People s… …   Wikipedia

  • To hold one's peace — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To keep one's hand in — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peace — peaceless, adj. peacelessness, n. peacelike, adj. /pees/, n., interj., v., peaced, peacing. n. 1. the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world. 2. (often cap.) an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic …   Universalium

  • peace — [[t]pis[/t]] n. interj. v. peaced, peac•ing 1) freedom from war; a cessation or absence of hostilities between nations 2) a state of harmony between people or groups; freedom from dissension 3) freedom from civil commotion; public order and… …   From formal English to slang

  • hold\ one's\ peace — v. phr. formal To be silent and not speak against something; be still; keep quiet. I did not agree with the teacher, but held my peace as he was rather angry. Compare: hold one s tongue …   Словарь американских идиом

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