Meaning of hold water in English
Definitions1. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
- « Her shoes won't hold up »
- « This theory won't hold water »
- « The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. » John W. Gardner