Example: ‘I am a prisoner in a room with three boys aged three, five and fourteen. They seem to be my children. There are two prison warders, a man, a woman.
The man was subservient to the woman who holds the keys and keeps control’ (Carol J). There are five aspects to holding.
To control, as in controlling or holding one’s breath’; to be able to manipulate, kill or do something with what is held; this includes holding on to something for support or protection.
Ownership—this is mine, to share or not.
In touch with, knowing; having a grasp’ of.
Responsibility, left ‘holding the baby’; one’s situation.
Intimacy, taking to oneself, taking hold of oneself, as in masturbation; as in the following example: ‘I was in a large removal van with a woman sac on my lap. I held her breasts with pleasure1 (Tony C).
Idioms: Get hold of; have a hold over someone; hold back; hold in. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A dreaming emphasizing holding can have a multitude of meanings. We can hold things as an act of protection, ownership, as an act of control (“holding our breath”), intimacy, or responsibility. So one has to determine which meaning of holding is being expressed in the dream.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream about holding hands with someone means that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy, or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from that person.... My Dream Interpretation
Holding or grasping the sum and having fullcontrol over it means that the observer of the dream will acquire dominion (or Land) in proportion to the amount he grasps provided the sum is clearly visible and its rays are crystal clear.
If the light and rays of the sun are seen shining on someone the interpretation is the same as above.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Servant) In a dream, vinegar means money that is earned and spent in piety with blessings contained therein, or it could mean longevity, or wasting the least time possible in doing one’s work. Vinegar sediments in a dream represent ignoble or evil money that carries meager benefits, or which is deemed shoddy. In a dream, vinegar and its container represent a servant and her dwellings. Drinking vinegar in a dream means enmity with one’s household, or it could mean a family quarrel. As for a prisoner, drinking vinegar in a dream means his release from prison. Good vinegar in a dream means income and blessings, though when rarefied or stale, it means struggling to earn one’s livelihood. It also means toiling to make ends meet, or it could mean hardships. Vinegar in a dream also may mean marital problems, difficulties with one’s children, or a conflict at work. Vinegar in a dream also represents one’s bosom friend.
To water one’s garden with vinegar in a dream means sleeping with one’s mother.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Vinegar, because it is sour, is a representation of all that is problematic in taking in information. It can thus signify knowledge which is unpalatable.
2- Oddly enough vinegar is a svmbol of life, both because it preserves, and also because it is something which is left after a change of its original state. In dreams this symbolism can come across very strongly.
3- The preservation of spiritual life and all that we hold dear to us is symbolised by vinegar because of its preservative qualities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Making the best of a bad situation. Vinegar is actually wine or cider that has turned, but still gets effectively applied. What situation seems negative right now, and how can you mix things up so that they turn in your favor?
Placing objects into vinegar: Safeguarding or saving things for when they are most needed. Vinegar has a natural preservative quality that allows it to last for up to a year along with any herbs placed therein.
Drinking vinegar: Being a sourpuss, as if you’ve just swallowed vinegar along with your words (e.g., someone who is full of “piss and vinegar”).... The Language of Dreams
Vision + Depth Psychology: Seeing or even drinking vinegar: things are apt to turn sour in the near future; your goals won’t be realized as planned. Making your own vinegar: unpleasant feelings (frustration, anger) toward others.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vinegar in dreams always has a negative connotation, as it predicts disputes and any sort of unpleasant situation. Drinking vinegar expresses familial disagreements over material things; emptying vinegar shows the insignificance of your personal opinions in the situation. Flavoring food with vinegar is a sign of bad luck: if you do it with red vinegar, the problem will arise in the love life; meanwhile, if it is white, the problems will be related to the economic sphere.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams