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a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms

a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal

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the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later

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Another group of 30 holdout families were listed in a document issued end of last year.
The Iraqi government plans to wage further offensives at other ISIL holdouts in Anbar, Kirkuk and Salahuddin once it is done with the recapture of Tal Afar, which commanders predict to be achieved soon.
On Saturday, Booth said Washington has asked the chief African mediator Thabo Mbeki to press the rebel groups and holdout opposition to join the national dialogue.
Griesa decided in favour of the holdouts (largely so-called vulture funds), ruling that they had not received equal treatment and thus that Argentina could not make payments on its restructured debt until it paid the holdouts.
Even though after the funds won their case in a New York court in 2012, the government declined to pay, mentioning the so-called holdout bondholders must have joined the majority of the nations creditors in a debt restructuring.
But with most counties already issuing same-sex marriage licenses, Maxey, the first openly gay legislator in Texas, said there wasn't much reason to file lawsuits in every holdout county - other than Irion County - "to make a point" because of the small population in those counties.
The default results from Argentina's failure to comply with a court order that holdout bondholders be paid at the same time as a $539 million coupon payment to those who accepted reduced payments in two prior restructurings.
The standoff figured prominently at the Mercosur bloc's meeting in Caracas on Tuesday, with heads of state castigating the holdouts as speculators menacing the entire region.
Holdout investors are led by Elliott Management's NML Capital Ltd and Aurelius Capital Management, two hedge funds that specialise in buying up deeply discounted or distressed debt and negotiating profitable settlements, often through the use of the courts.
Argentina does not recognize the remaining private holdout debt in
District Judge Thomas Griesa rejected Argentina's request to maintain his previous order halting payments to holdout investors who did not participate in two bond exchanges of defaulted sovereign debt.
The baseline accrual-based neural network model, developed with NeuroShell Classifier utilizing a training sample, was tested on a holdout sample of 40 firms.
ASTM International has released a new standard for determining the enamel holdout characteristic of a primer.
But, absent holdout problems, private sector transactions should be able to achieve the most economically efficient uses of the land as well or better than the state.