What is the meaning of the phrase “hold my own”?

WHen someone says that “I can hold my own” that basically means that they can do well in a tough situation – whatever that situation may be. Sometimes people use this phrase when they are trying to be humble – rather than brag about their skills, they just say “I can hold my own”.

"When someone asked the world class soccer
player if he thought he could compete with
the very best, he simply said: "I can hold
my own""

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