Hold-up

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Definition

a hold-up: an armed theft or robbery
noun
Everybody on the floor! This is a hold-up! Give us your money or we'll shoot you!

(Sorry for) the hold-up: (Sorry for) the delay
idiom

Hold up! I have to tie my shoe: Wait! I have to tie my shoe
idiom

Examples

  • "Again, sorry for the hold-up, and good luck with the keyboard."
  • "Hold up! What do you mean, "state your intention"?"

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