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 — ► not being done now, but perhaps being done later: » Any new building has been put on hold until the economy improves. ► not changing or moving: »The dollar is on hold at the same level it was at a year ago. ► COMMUNICATIONS waiting for someone… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • on-hold advertising — n. Telephone based advertising directed at consumers while they are waiting on hold. Example Citation: Many hvacr contractors are turning to telephone on hold advertising as an effective, inexpensive way to market products and services to a… …   New words

  • 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

  • Modem on Hold — Modem on Hold,   V.92 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Music on Hold —   [dt. »Wartemusik«], die während des Haltens einer Telefonverbindung eingespielte Musik …   Universal-Lexikon

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