Definition of holding operation in English:

holding operation

Line breaks: hold|ing op¦er|ation

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noun

A course of action designed to maintain the status quo under difficult circumstances: the best we can hope for is an uneasy holding operation

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Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
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