a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms;
"their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks"
a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
- The conspicuous holdout was Jordan's King Hussein, who, by his latest gesture of washing his hands of the West Bank, is now coming along.
- hold out 伸出