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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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His remarks came after Moon mentioned last week the possibility of postponing the joint drills until after the Olympics.
Communication expert Petar Arsovski assessed that postponing the elections for the month of June or September won't change a thing.
Sixthly, it would remain a challenge whether the government would continue to exercise the same power of extending its tenure or postponing elections.
"Postponing Armageddon" has been assigned to Barking Rain Press staff editor Ti Locke.
Sixty percent of CPA financial planner clients are postponing vacations, 52% are postponing car purchases and/or the buying or selling of a home and 42% have canceled home renovations.
ITV, in fact, switched live European soccer games from Wednesdays to Tuesdays some years back to avoid postponing T' Street - only the final postpones it now.
Postponing sexual intercourse among urban junior high school students-a randomized controlled evaluation.
Instead of postponing the taxability of the restricted stock, Tim has elected to convert any future appreciation in the XYZ shares into income taxed at the lower capital gain rates if and when he chooses to sell the stock.
The Senate is divided on the question of canceling or postponing next year's midterm elections to clear the way for the introduction of federalism in the Philippines.
Eduardo Ano, DILG officer-in-charge, said they would wait until the law postponing the elections again is signed.
Ramadi (NINA) - The Islamic Party in Anbar criticized postponing the elections in Anbar, describing the decision as a coup against the political process in Iraq.
Even though the Government says that it has not discussed about postponing this operation, reliable government sources say that the Census will be carried out this autumn.
LAHORE, October 09, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Head Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that he will approach Supreme Court of Pakistan against the verdict of Lahore High Court, postponing by-elections in Punjab.
The paper cited an unnamed high-level Palestinian official as saying that Damascus gave the reason for postponing the meeting as because of the expected visit of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz to Syria for talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The corporation may increase the NOL carryback to cover interest charges incurred on postponing the payment of a tax liability.