- hold water as a verb:
1 hold water
Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.:
— This theory won't hold water.
Moby thesaurus: afford proof of, ascertain, be consistent, be demonstrable, be irrefutable, be logical, be reasonable, be the case, be true, be truthful, bring home to, cinch, clinch, conform to fact, demonstrate, determine, establish, figure, fix, follow ... show more.
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