hold over

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hold over

1. verb To use knowledge of one's past behavior or misdeeds as a means of leverage or manipulation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hold" and "over." I was just a kid when I made that mistake! Just how long do you plan to hold it over my head?
2. verb To temporarily defer or delay something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hold" and "over." Hold that project over until I'm able to get some questions answered by the boss.
3. verb To extend the run of something, such as a play or film. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hold" and "over." If every show so far has sold out, why not hold the play over a few more days?
4. verb To retain an official in office longer than expected or initially slated. In this usage, the phrase is usually used in a passive construction. The mayor was held over after the election had to be postponed.
5. verb To keep someone or something in place after a change has been made. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hold" and "over." Just how long do you plan to hold me over in this position after the merger?
6. noun Someone or something that remains after a change has been made. In this usage, the phrase is usually written as one word ("holdover"). She's a holdover from before the merger, to help us with the transition.
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hold someone or something over

to retain someone or something (for a period of time). The storm held John over for another day. The manager held over the hit movie for another week.
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hold something over someone('s head)

Fig. to have knowledge of something about a person and to use that knowledge to control the person. So I made a mistake when I was young. Are you going to hold that over my head all my life? Please don't hold that over me anymore.
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hold over

1. Postpone or delay, as in Let's hold this matter over until the next meeting. [Mid-1800s]
2. Keep something in a position or state beyond the normal period, as in The film was to be held over for another week. [First half of 1900s]
3. Continue in office past the normal period, as in The committee chair held over until they could find a suitable replacement. [Mid-1600s]
4. hold something over someone. Have an advantage or use a threat to control someone. For example, They knew he'd been caught shoplifting and were sure to hold it over him. [Second half of 1800s]
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hold over

v.
1. To wield something above someone or something: Hold the flashlight over my head.
2. To postpone or delay something: We held the election over until after vacation. The trip was held over because of the rain.
3. To continue a term of office past the usual length of time. Used chiefly in the passive: The acting governor's term was held over until a successor was elected.
4. To prolong the engagement of something: This show is so popular that they held it over an extra day. The film was held over for weeks.
5. To control someone by threatening to make use of or reveal damaging information: He had no choice but to cooperate with the builders, since they held the legal contract over him. Now that they know my secret, they have something to hold over me.
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Considering that your Term of Office expired on 30 June 2017 and that you been serving in the DAP Board in a holdover capacity, we now wish to inform you that, upon instructions of the President, your service in such holdover status is hereby discontinued effective immediately,' Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in a letter to Cruz on December 18.
The owner is allowed to also bring a holdover as; a lease expiration holdover; a month-to-month holdover; or failure to renew lease holdover, depending on the circumstances.
With a lease expiration holdover in a deregulated apartment where the tenant has not paid rent after the lease expiration date, the owner is permitted to bring the case by filing a holdover petition.
Each type of fluid, and each brand, has its own guaranteed level of protection and these can be easily reviewed using a holdover chart.
What the OX-203 Holdover Oscillator does is allow the customer to skip the step of trying to translate a Holdover requirement into a standard oscillator specification," says Alan Mond, Vice President and General Manager of Vectron's Communication Business unit.
Petitioner New York city Housing Authority brought a holdover proceeding against respondent tenant on the ground that the apartment was allegedly being used for drug-related criminal activity.
In addition, the StarLoc II Plus offers a holdover time that ensures carriers can provide uninterrupted service to their cellular customers.
Levay, the Appellate Term confronted the following events: The owner had commenced a holdover proceeding against the tenant as a result of the aggressive and objectionable behavior of the tenant's two dogs.
For applications that do not require a holdover capability, the MT9043 and MT9040 provide cost-effective synchronization solutions.
Thereafter, but before commencing a holdover proceeding, the landlord received and held three rent checks from the tenant.
However, it remains clear that there is no issue as to the acceptance of rent after the commencement of a holdover proceeding.
At that point, the owner is in a position to serve a holdover petition and put the matter on the calendar of the court.
The case began in 1990, when the hotel owners sought to evict William Hargrove as a holdover tenant who had long before ceased paying his $6 nightly rent.