hold over

[hold over] {v.} 1. To remain or keep in office past the end of theterm.

The city treasurer held over for six months when the newtreasurer died suddenly.

The new President held the members of theCabinet over for some time before appointing new members.

2. Toextend the engagement of; keep longer.

The theater held over thefeature film for another two weeks.

3. To delay action on; topostpone: to defer.

The directors held over their decision untilthey could get more information.