holding pattern


Synonyms and Antonyms of HOLDING PATTERN

a state of temporary inactivity <repair work on the bridge was in a holding pattern for the duration of the winter>
an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business <the couple has been trapped in this holding pattern for six months, as adoption officials create more red tape>


July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
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