Definition of there is no holding someone back in US English:

there is no holding someone back

phrase

  • Used to convey that someone is particularly determined or cannot be prevented from doing something.

    ‘there's no holding you back these days’
    • ‘Once they found their rhythm there was no holding them.’
    • ‘Barry is back with us again after returning to Aussie for a while to save up to buy a new shirt and doubtlessly you will see him in these reports quite often in the weeks to come - there is no holding him now.’
    • ‘when he's determined to get away, there's no holding him.’
    • ‘Food nearly consumed, we once again found out that Dave had found the microphone; there is no holding him now.’