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what does "hold tight"mean?

“Mr. Strike, your attitude astounds me. You undertook to repay Mr. Rokeby monthly, and you are now in arrears to the tune of—”
“I can’t pay you what I haven’t got. If you hold tight, I should be able to give you all of it back. Maybe even in a oner.”

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    Basically 'to wait'.
    It's often used when someone is besieged- they hold tight and wait for rescue.

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