holdover holdover  /ˈhoʊl ˌdoʊ vər/


  1. (n) an official who remains in office after his term
  2. (n) something that has survived from the past



  1. It may be a holdover from the country's beginnings.
  2. It's a holdover of how people viewed the last generation of computing.
  3. Politics and policy rend a big lenderThe White House has become involved in a maneuver to oust yet another top-level holdover Republican appointee.


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    It's that piece of furniture you can't live without - maybe it's the chair you inherited from your great grandmother or your husband's holdover from college, or maybe it's that perfect antique you searched the county for. The springs may be sagging and the fabric frayed, but you can't contemplate living without it. That's where Warren Cook and Elizabeth Calderone come in.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Journal News


  1. Greenwald called the limit a "holdover from a bygone era" and said his legislation would help create jobs and spur economic growth.
    on May 9, 2010 By: Louis Greenwald Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  2. "I think people were looking at me last year because I was the one steady holdover, the one who threw 200 innings every year and won 15 games every year, so they looked to me as the No. 1 starter," Mussina said. "Now here we are all over...
    on Feb 18, 2005 By: Mike Mussina Source: Los Angeles Dodgers

  3. "If no numbers are achieved, then Sen. Enrile becomes a holdover," Drilon said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Franklin Drilon Source: Inquirer.net

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