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One that is held over from an earlier time: a political adviser who was a holdover from the Reagan era; a family tradition that is a holdover from my grandparents' childhood.


(ˈhoʊldˌoʊ vər)

a person or thing remaining from a former period.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.holdover - an official who remains in office after his term
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
2.holdover - something that has survived from the past; "a holdover from the sixties"; "hangovers from the 19th century"
survival - something that survives
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It's a holdover from the struggle," he says: "You labor on your art project and you're hoping someone will pay attention, and when they finally do, it's hard to believe it.
Only the language remains behind, marooned in the catalogue copy, a holdover from the Enlightenment that has never seemed more inappropriate and basically lost.
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Don McKellar's Last Night, like The Red Violin a holdover from 1998, continued well into 1999, and like the Wheeler film, its box-office performance was a pleasant surprise.
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Despite being held hitless Saturday, Danny Leon -- the fourth Conejo Valley holdover -- won the Wilson batting title, hitting two home runs during the tournament.
About 15 years ago, a man named Tom Smith approached me with a new reticle incorporating holdover bars below the main horizontal crosshair, designed to take advantage of the ballistic flight of bullets with a factor designation.
Thus, a mistake in holdover or ranging will not be made by forgetting the power the scope is on.
Let's talk about the upside down Christmas tree holdover bars.
Richard Bergner, the current Chairman of the Board and a member of the Holdover 5 Majority, has NEVER OWNED A SINGLE SHARE OF EQUUS STOCK.
Landlord commenced a holdover proceeding against tenants based on a breach of the no-pets provision in the lease.