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Holding on

Posted by Bob on June 17, 2003

In Reply to: Holding on posted by kathaab afandi on June 17, 2003

: hi,
: can I omit the "on" part in this sentence and just keep the word "holding", will the sentence retains the same meaning?

: here is the sentence...president pervez musharraf is "holding on" to the power he snatched in a 1999 coup because pakistan is still not ready for democracy, he said yesterday.

: thank you for your help.

Leave it as is. "Holding on" is clear.