holding operation

holding operation

n
a plan or procedure devised to prolong the existing situation
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He predicted that despite the holding operation, the gross foreign currency reserves would fall to $10 billion by June next year including the $6.
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.
Rationale :To reduce drying costs, the sludge holding operation was changed to thicken the waste activated sludge to 5% solids.
He said security agencies are being holding operation in Qalat and it is may result of said operation.
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.
Bayern manager Louis van Gaal will have taken great heart from watching a video of United's laboured attacking play but he is unlikely to restrict his team to a mere holding operation.
HOLDING OPERATION Elano competes with Gheorghe Florescu, left, and Ikechukwu Nworuh.
5 per cent for a sixth month was interpreted for the most part as a prudent holding operation until the direction of what is seen as a two-speed economy becomes clearer.
This looks like a holding operation, a useful stop-gap.
FORMER Manchester United midfielder Clayton Blackmore believes Sir Alex Ferguson's men need to perform a holding operation until Rio Ferdinand returns.