hold one's water

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hold one's water (third-person singular simple present holds one's water, present participle holding one's water, simple past and past participle held one's water)

  1. (medicine) To hold one's urine.
  2. (idiomatic) To be patient; to control one's impulses.
    Hold your water, I'll get to you in a minute.

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