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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.
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.