hold (something) in abeyance

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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