Wiktionary:Word of the day/May 11

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Word of the day for May 11
hold the ring v
  1. (sports, theater, obsolete) To maintain order among spectators encircling participants in a prizefight or a performance and keep them from coming too near the participants; to keep the ring.
  2. To be a spectator at a fight; (figuratively) to watch other people argue.
  3. (Britain, idiomatic) To oversee a situation while attempting to remain uninvolved in it.
  4. (sports) Of a prizefighter: to hold one's own during a fight; to continue winning a series of fights.

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