The best we can do is hold him off for a while.
I won't be able to hold them off for long.
Then they decided to hold off for just a bit.
She wasn't going to be able to hold off much longer.
They'd find him out, of course, but maybe he could hold them off just long enough.
But when they get here, tell them to hold off.
In no way am I going to be able to hold off a god!
I would hit people with one hand and try to hold them off.
He would need to hold them off for no more than a few minutes.
Let's hold off for a while and see what he says next.