hold (something) in abeyance

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hold (something) in abeyance

To delay or suspend something. How long do you think they will hold the decision in abeyance? I'm eager to know what they think.
See also: abeyance, hold
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hold something in abeyance

to stall or postpone something. This is a good plan but not at this time. Let's just hold it in abeyance until things get better. We will hold the matter in abeyance until we hear from you.
See also: abeyance, hold
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SMPC disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) that it received late Monday (July 15), the July 12, 2019 letter of the DOE granting its request that the CDO against its coal trading activities be held in abeyance.
'Likewise, approvals and further processing of charter flights [to] Kalibo and Caticlan will be held in abeyance until further notice.'
In a letter received by another requesting party, CNN Philippines, the ombudsman said the release of SALNs has been held in abeyance as the agency is in the process of revising its rules.
'In view of the established principle that a trial could not be held in abeyance or could be adjourned for an indefinite period couple with findings of the Supreme Court, whereby it was held that the accused being fugitive from law, thus loses his right to audience, also lost to have an advocate appointed to defend him unless he surrenders himself before the court,' reads the written order.
'Is it correct that by promulgating the emergency order 2007, you (Musharraf) held in abeyance the Constitution?
The reimbursement of employees', pensioners' and widows' medical bills has been held in abeyance for 17 months.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Office of Lawyer Regulation's request for costs is held in abeyance until such time, if any, as this disciplinary proceeding is resumed pursuant to SCR 22.16(4)(d).
According to a notification, 'the transfer/posting of Mr Zulfiqar Hameed (PSP/BS-20) as Capital City Police Officer Lahore, is hereby held in abeyance, till the completion of his National Management Course on 15.12.2018.' BA Nasir has been allowed to continue as Lahore CCPO.
Defendant's motion to dismiss is held in abeyance pending resolution of the issues addressed herein.
He pleaded no contest to two Class A misdemeanors of commercial obstruction for removing promotional materials of a rival tourism company from the lobby of his residential building.<br />Eckersley's pleas were held in abeyance for 18 months while he completed conditions of the agreement, including an anger-management program.
It said that 'Despite numerous earnest efforts of Cricket Association of the Blind in India (CABI) and PBCC of getting clearance of Indian Blind Cricket team to tour Pakistan to play the forthcoming World Cup matches is still held in abeyance by the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs'.
is still held in abeyance by the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,' said Sultan Shah, chairman PBCC.
She said they have a lot of these letters held in abeyance. They sit dormant until someone contacts them.
The petitioner has taken the plea the then army chief Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf had toppled elected government on October, 12, 1999 and constitution was held in abeyance on October, 12 as well.
An officer on the Vikramaditya's crew said several decisions on systems had been held in abeyance as a result of Russian prevarications on documentation and the very real possibility that additional requests would drive up the cost of the platform itself.