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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.
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a person or thing remaining from a former period.
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|Noun||1.||holdover - an official who remains in office after his term|
|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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