Definition of holdover in English:


Syllabification: hold·o·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈhōldˌōvər


North American
  • A person or thing surviving from an earlier time, especially someone surviving in office or remaining on a sports team: the conservative holdover from the Eisenhower years
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    • More than two-thirds of the appointees are holdovers from the previous cabinet.
    • But in reality, Daylight Savings Time is an archaic holdover from a time when people relied on candles all the time.
    • Eight of them are women and 16 are holdovers from the previous Cabinet.

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