Hold-ups


Hold-ups

Hold-ups or Stay-ups (also referred to as Thigh Highs) are stockings with a band of silicone and elastic sewn to the top. This ensures that the stockings stay in place when worn. With hold-ups the wearer doesn't need a garter belt and doesn't show suspender bumps through skirts or dresses.


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  • hold-ups — a stocking held up by an elasticated top. → hold up …   English new terms dictionary

  • hold-up — [ ɔldɶp ] n. m. inv. • 1925; mot angl. amér., de to hold up one s hands « tenir les mains en l air » ♦ Anglic. Vol à main armée dans un lieu public. ⇒Fam. braquage. Hold up d une banque. Commettre un hold up. hold up n. m. inv. (Anglicisme)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hold-up — ˈhold up noun [countable] TRANSPORT MANUFACTURING a delay, for example in transport or production: • motorway holdups * * * hold up UK US /ˈhəʊldʌp/ noun [C] ► a delay that prevents something from happening …   Financial and business terms

  • hold-up — n 1.) a situation that stops something from happening or making progress = ↑delay ▪ traffic hold ups on the highway ▪ Despite the odd hold up, we finished on time. 2.) informal an attempt to rob a place or person by threatening them with a weapon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold-up — hold ups also holdup 1) N COUNT A hold up is a situation in which someone is threatened with a weapon in order to make them hand over money or valuables. Syn: raid 2) N COUNT A hold up is something which causes a delay. 3) N COUNT A hold up is… …   English dictionary

  • Hold up — Unter Hold up versteht man in der Wirtschaftswissenschaft eine Situation, die in der Neuen Institutionenökonomik, vor allem in der Vertragstheorie beschrieben wird. In einer Hold up Situation gehen zwei Vertragspartner ex ante eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hold-up (Wirtschaftswissenschaften) — Unter Hold up versteht man in der Wirtschaftswissenschaft eine Situation, die in der Neuen Institutionenökonomik, vor allem in der Vertragstheorie beschrieben wird. In einer Hold up Situation gehen zwei Vertragspartner ex ante eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hold-up — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hold up : singular hold up plural hold ups 1) a short delay 2) a situation in which traffic does not move or moves only very slowly 3) a situation in which someone threatens people in a bank or shop with a gun… …   English dictionary

  • hold-up — noun 1》 a cause of delay. 2》 a robbery conducted with the threat of violence. 3》 (usu. hold ups) a stocking held up by an elasticated top …   English new terms dictionary


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