Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(latch/grab/hold) onto

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Meaning(s)
1) attach oneself to someone or something enthusiastically, grasp or cling to someone or something tightly
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • latch/grab/hold onto someone/an opportunity
  • Analysis
     can be used figuratively or literally
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I find Mike really boring, but at the party he latched onto me so I was stuck chatting to him all night!
    2. I had to grab onto my brother to stop him from falling when he lost his footing on the bridge.
    3. You should never be afraid to grab onto an opportunity when it presents itself.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Working in such a competitive environment, I have to fight tooth and nail to hold onto my job.
    2. Anne has really latched onto the idea of embracing technology, but I think our customers value our more personal approach to customer service.
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