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put on hold

Slang definitions & phrases for put on hold

put on hold

verb phrase

To defer an immediate decision; postpone consideration: I'm afraid that whole matter is on hold just now

[1960s+; fr the hold function of a telephone, with which one can close off a conversation temporarily]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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put on hold

see: on hold
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