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 Hold Hard.Hold Off! 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hold In (To).
 
To restrain. The allusion is to horses reined up tightly when running too fast.   1
 


 Hold Hard.Hold Off! 

 
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