hold over

hold over  {v.}
1. To remain or keep in office past the end of the term.
The city treasurer held over for six months when the new treasurer died suddenly.
The new President held the members of the Cabinet over for some time before appointing new members.
2. To extend the engagement of; keep longer.
The theater held over the feature film for another two weeks.
3. To delay action on; to postpone: to defer.
The directors held over their decision until they could get more information.
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