hold over

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hold over (plural hold overs)

  1. Alternative form of holdover.
    The QWERTY keyboard layout is a hold over from the days when manual typewriters jammed.

Verb[edit]

hold over

  1. (idiomatic) to save, delay
    We will have to hold over these files until tomorrow.
  2. To remain in office, possession, etc., beyond a certain date.

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