hold one's water
  1. (physiology, dated) To restrain one's urge to urinate.
  2. (idiomatic) To be patient; to control one's impulses.
    Hold your water, I'll get to you in a minute.
    • 2011, Thomas Swan, The Da Vinci Deception: An Inspector Jack Oxby Novel, ISBN 9781557049773, ch. 1 ↗:
      "C'mon, move it! Get your ass in gear!" […]

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