"to hold one's own at bridge"

“She had provided him with a son who could play tennis nearly as well as a professional, dance quite as well as a gigolo, and hold his own at bridge with any of the experts;”—APPEARANCE AND REALITY by W. Somerset Maugham

What does the son hold at “bridge”?

Bridge is a card game.

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To hold his own position among the experts?

It basically means that the son is good enough at Bridge to be able to play at an expert level.

  1. hold one’s own - be sufficiently competent in a certain situation; “He can hold his own in graduate school”
  2. hold one’s own - maintain one’s position and be in control of a situation

I hope that helps make it a bit more clear.

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