To maintain someone or to 'hold someone down'.

Meaning to keep someone interested and committed to you without showing hesitation on your part. If youre not holding them down, you ain't trying, it can lead to them leaving your lazy a**
Drake: "she held it down, so she got a Mercedes"
Them: "oh okay"

Friend: "why did you break up with mark?"
Her: "He's so flaky, he just doesn't know how to hold it down"
by Ruran Triphis November 16, 2019
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Verb~ hold-it-down

To effectively contain or handle a difficult or uncompromising situation, where auxiliary support may be limited or non-existent.

To "keep it real."
I'm going to the store, can you hold it down while I'm out?

She really held it down at the party last night, and made sure no creepers bothered us.
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Yo jay I'm goin to the car hold it down until i get back.
by Miles561 November 28, 2016
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1) Maintaining a steady job in an industry in which that person is not the "norm"

2) Performing in an area in which that person is essentially not accepted, but managing to perform the task at hand anyway (without missing a beat despite the hate).

3) Being present in a place which is deemed basically as hostile, so that others who look different (or are different) can also potentially gain access to that field (albeit always in limited numbers).
Jason: Hey Joe how is it going at that job you work at? Still holding it down for the rest of us?

Kwadwo: Still holding it down my brother.
by JadedLight September 11, 2010
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1. to maintain in a state of coolness/smoothness
2. used as a command to "take care of something
Example 1:
person 1 - "I'ma hit that party tonight"
person 2 - "Aight, hold it down"

Example 2:
person 1 - "Yo, money! Are you fucking that shorty?
person 2 - "Naw, dawg! You can hold that down!"
by dominikan May 20, 2003
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To maintain, sustain and/or perhaps excel
Jim: How is it out in the bay?

Willard: You know. Holding it down.
by empyreus January 22, 2011
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