What does it mean to hold yourself back?

What does it mean to hold yourself back?

“If you hold back or if something holds you back, you hesitate before you do something because you are not sure whether it is the right thing to do.” and To hold someone or something back means to prevent someone from doing something, or to prevent something from happening.” ~ Collins English Dictionary.

Can’t hold back my tears meaning?

: to stop oneself from crying.

Which word part means to hold back?

word part: Isch/o. meaning: to hold back;back. type: combining form. word part: Necr/o.

What does I have your back mean?

To be willing and prepared to help or defend someone; to look out for someone in case they need assistance. Don't worry about those thugs, buddy. I've got your back if they ever come bother you again. You can always rely on your parents to have your back.

Where does the phrase keep at bay come from?

This expression comes from hunting. One of the definitions of bay is to bark. When hunting, many people use dogs, especially in years past. Sometimes, the dogs will trap the animal, and keep it away by barking.