on hold
phrasal 1. in a state of interruption during a telephone call when one party switches to another line without totally disconnecting the other party 2. in a state or period of indefinite suspension <
put our plans on hold
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on hold — {adv. phr.} 1. Left waiting while making a telephone call. * / Sorry sir, the secretary said, I ll have to put you on hold for a minute. / 2. Waiting; temporarily halted. * / Put your marriage plans on hold, son, and wait until after graduation,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on hold — {adv. phr.} 1. Left waiting while making a telephone call. * / Sorry sir, the secretary said, I ll have to put you on hold for a minute. / 2. Waiting; temporarily halted. * / Put your marriage plans on hold, son, and wait until after graduation,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on hold — adjective a) Delayed; postponed. This project is on hold until we can get more information. b) Waiting on a telephone call. I have been on hold for 45 minutes listening to a recording about how important my call is to them …   Wiktionary

  • On Hold Messaging — is Messages On Hold a service used by businesses and organizations of all sizes to deliver targeted information to their callers waiting on hold.On Hold Messaging production companies generally write the script and produce the recordings. On Hold …   Wikipedia

  • Music on hold — (MOH) is the business practice of playing recorded music to fill the silence that would be heard by telephone callers who have been placed on hold. It is especially common in situations involving customer service. Music on hold is sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • Music on hold (copyright) — When selecting sources of music on hold, copyright issues need to be considered.Copyright LawIn the US, and where copyright laws are practiced in other foreign countries, authors is granted copyright protection on their musical compositions. Such …   Wikipedia

  • Hold on — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold — Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough! Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold up — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold Out — Album par Jackson Browne Sortie 24 juin 1980 Enregistrement 1979 Durée 37 : 48 Genre Rock Producteur Jac …   Wikipédia en Français

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