hold up as - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] [often passive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyhold up as
he/she/itholds up as
present participleholding up as
past tenseheld up as
past participleheld up as
  1. hold someone/something up as something to say that someone or something is an example of something, usually something good

    He was held up as a hero.

    We were held up as the best example of working practice.

See also main entry: hold