hold down


phrasal verb
  1. to keep at a low level
    ExampleWe are cutting margins to hold our prices down.
  2. Usage
    to hold down a job
    to manage to do a difficult job

"...real wages have been held down; they have risen at an annual rate of only 1 per cent in the last two years" [Sunday Times]

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