holding operation

holding operation

n
a plan or procedure devised to prolong the existing situation
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AP1 is a state-run airport corporation, holding operation rights to 14 airports in Indonesia including Bali's airport.
As many as 197,222 litres drink was disposed of over failure to meet the standards of the provincial food regulations while holding operation against it in Punjab here on Thursday.
Advocate Khawar while talking to Dawn said CDA was adamant to holding operation against the constructions near Korang Nullah, though the written order of the court had not been issued as yet.
"What we need now is permanent public ownership and not some short-term lash-up as a holding operation before Transport Secretary Chris Grayling gives another bunch of spivs and speculators a spin of the wheel" Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union on the return of the East Coast main line to public control.
"What we need now is permanent public ownership and not some short-term lash-up as a holding operation before Transport Secretary Chris Grayling gives another bunch of spivs and speculators a spin of the wheel" - Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union on the return of the East Coast main line to public control.
'Instead of undertaking much-needed reforms, the government is conducting a 'holding operation' that is aimed at keeping foreign currency reserves at a level that will allow it to defer the crisis till June next year,' Pasha said.
This could become another holding operation of bringing out the platitudes or it could be a moment in providing leadership and vision and making difficult choices.
The operational group was holding operation to detain a suspect.
She added: "In the last few years, prison has been reduced to a punitive holding operation for people growing older and sicker."
So much so, if the last two years was about the local retail sector engaging in a holding operation, this year is definitely about going for growth.
Jonathan Weaver, who has had a holding operation to help him through to the end of the season, has started skating again but there is no return date for Matt Soderstrom, Brian Lee or Jeff Smith.