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 — If something is on hold, no action is being taken …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on hold — ► on hold 1) waiting to be connected by telephone. 2) pending. Main Entry: ↑hold …   English terms dictionary

  • on hold — 1. intentionally delayed. The space launch is on hold until the weather clears. Usage notes: often used in the form be on hold, as in the example 2. connected but waiting to speak to someone on the telephone. Her line was busy, so the operator… …   New idioms dictionary

  • on hold — 1) if something is on hold, you have stopped it from happening now, but it may happen later put something on hold: After the accident her career had to be put on hold. 2) waiting to speak to someone on the telephone, after your call has been… …   English dictionary

  • 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 — 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, his father… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on hold —    If something is on hold, no action is being taken.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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