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postpone until (some later date or time)

To delay (something) until a later date or time. A noun or pronoun can be used between "postpone" and "until" to specify what is being delayed. I was just informed that Mr. Smith has taken ill, so we had best postpone until he has recovered. We'll have to postpone the barbecue until next weekend if the weather doesn't improve.
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postpone something until something

to delay something until something happens or until a later time. Can we postpone our meeting until tomorrow? The picnic was postponed until Saturday.
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In the case of an infinitely postponable project, such as that discussed in Ingersoll and Ross (1992) and Ross (1995), RV is zero.
Although the decision of the Missouri Supreme Court is potentially ambiguous on some points, clearly the intention was to make it virtually impossible for a postponable death to occur early, at least for incompetent persons.
We asked our technologists to vote on whether they considered the projects essential, important but not essential, postponable, or not worth doing.
This sensitivity is at least in part because investment projects are often postponable to a time when economic conditions are more favorable.
Furniture is an infamously postponable purchase, and negative economic factors tend to push the category further down on the consumer's wish list.
It suggests to us that there is some inherent floor to demand for home furnishings that, although it is postponable, as we've witnessed over the past few quarters, it will eventually be compensated for in a "catch-up" period.
Interest sensitive purchases tend to be more postponable then other domestic spending and would likely fall relatively quickly as interest rates spiked.
"Home furnishing items are postponable purchases," he said.
[Furniture] has always been a postponable item and the consumer is feeling a bit nervous right now."
"Even though our industry holds up fairly well during downswings, [furniture] is still a postponable purchase," said Joel Havard, vice president of equity research for BB&T Capital Markets' Furnishings Group.
"We're one of the most postponable purchases and I think it finally just got down to our turn."