Definition of holdover
: one that is held over
Examples of holdover in a Sentence
He is the only holdover from their last championship team.
This policy is a holdover from the previous administration.
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Note: Judiciary and non-civilian positions and holdovers from previous administrations are excluded.
Washington also retained Garfield High shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, a four-star prospect and the only holdover who signed before the coaching change.
Holdovers From 2016: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd If the winner of the album of the year award in 2017, Adele’s 25, came out in November 2015, why can’t some of late 2016’s biggest hits make it into next year’s ceremony?
A smattering of pedestrian-looking buttons on the dashboard and center console, holdovers from when this car was a mainstream Hyundai, contribute to breaking the luxury-car spell.
Not after drafting three cornerbacks, namely Chidobe Awuzie in the second round and Jourdan Lewis in the third, and signing Nolan Carroll in free agency to go along with holdovers Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown.
How well are the old coaching staff holdovers blending with Team Shanahan/Lynch?
No players remain from Kim Anderson’s debut 9-23 season in 2014-15, but Puryear is one of five holdovers from squads that went 18-45 during the last two seasons before Martin’s arrival.
Only the secretary of state and, as of late last month, the deputy secretary are confirmed, in addition to a few holdovers from the previous administration.
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Definition of holdover for English Language Learners
: someone or something that remains or is kept from an earlier time
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