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holdover (n.)

1888, from verbal phrase; see hold (v.) over (adv.), which is attested from 1640s (intransitive) "remain in office beyond the regular term;" 1852 (transitive) "reserve till a later time."

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Definitions of holdover

holdover (n.)
an official who remains in office after his term;
Synonyms: hangover
holdover (n.)
something that has survived from the past;
a holdover from the sixties
Synonyms: hangover
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