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Difference between Carry one’s age and Hold the age

carry one’s age—look well for one’s age:

  • O’donnell found satisfaction in the thought that the other man didn’t carry his age as well as he himself did.

hold the age—(U.S. coll.) be in a position of control because one has greater power (also: have the age):

  • How could I talk when he was talking? He “held the age” as the poker players say.