what you have, hold

c 1450 Towneley Play of Killing of Abel (EETS) 1.142 It is better hold that I haue then go from doore to doore and craue.

1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. X. D1 Hold fast whan ye haue it (quoth she) by my lyfe.

1876 I. BANKS Manchester Man I. x. Then..rang, clear and distinct, Humphrey Chetham’s motto—‘Quod tuum, tene!’ (What you have, hold!)

1979 Times 23 Nov. 5 There had been a simple ‘what we have we hold’ approach by the established parties.


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