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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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In the bill, incumbent barangay officials are also allowed to remain in a holdover position.
The bars were extended as they progressed through increasing holdover to allow for a 10 mph wind.
Click'' joins a crowded multiplex that already includes such holdover hits as the comedies ``Nacho Libre'' and ``The Break-Up,'' animated family films ``Cars'' and ``Over the Hedge,'' action flicks ``The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift'' and ``X-Men: The Last Stand,'' the dramas ``The Lake House'' and ``The Da Vinci Code.
Landlord commenced a holdover proceeding against tenants based on a breach of the no-pets provision in the lease.
The committee also allowed the incumbent barangay officials to remain in a holdover position.
But for now, it's up to the new veterans - along with holdover second baseman Jeff Kent - to maintain a high level of competitiveness .
Petitioner Landlords brought a holdover proceeding, seeking to recover respondent's apartment to occupy as their primary residence.
Beebe suggests that the cloud formed when a bubble of warm gas -- perhaps a holdover from a larger bubble that emerged 4 years ago -- arose from the planet's thick clouds of ammonia ice.
Hildegardes Dineros on Tuesday said he was 'involuntarily ousted' but considers himself on a holdover status even as the agency board elected his supposed replacement, Dr.
In these six holdover proceedings, petitioner moved for summary judgement and a finding that the leases between the parties had expired and the tenancies had terminated.
RA 10923 reset the elections to October this year and extended the tenure of barangay officials in a holdover capacity.