on hold - definition and synonyms

  1. 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. 2
    waiting to speak to someone on the telephone, after your call has been answered

    They’ve put me on hold.

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See also main entry: hold