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1An act of resisting something or refusing to accept what is offered.‘a defiant holdout against a commercial culture’
- ‘After first-round draft pick Sylvester Morris ended a 20-day holdout by signing a seven-year deal, the team didn't want to waste any time getting him on the field.’
- ‘After ending a 50-day holdout, Smith is getting a lot of repetitions, running extra after practice and studying the playbook at night.’
- ‘So here we are, in the middle of what could be a very long holdout.’
- ‘. Pollack has the talent and charisma to eventually become the leader of the defense, but his 20-day holdout set him back.’
- ‘A prolonged contract holdout cost him most of last season, but he has made up for lost time in '03.’
- ‘Martin also defused any bad feelings that could have resulted from Yashin's holdout last season.’
- ‘He has no hope of getting anything out of this holdout, so he basically is saying that he'd rather not play football than play for the Chargers.’
- ‘Actually, these holdouts are about the money, more than ever.’
- ‘The problem is that in theory, in any given situation when someone refuses to sell we can't tell whether it is because of strategic holdout or subjective value.’
- ‘Simon's holdout was bitter, but the change has been good for him, except for the injuries he suffered through.’
- 1.1A person or organization who resists something or refuses to accept an offer.
- ‘The most notorious and outspoken holdout, however, has been the United States.’
- ‘But politics notwithstanding, Hollywood, in particular, is often portrayed as the last great liberal holdout in California.’
- ‘So if all the studios but one want to give the union a better offer, that one holdout can add weeks or months to an impasse.’
- ‘Designated the team's franchise player, he could be a training camp holdout for the second straight year.’
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