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holdover

[hohld-oh-ver] /ˈhoʊldˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing remaining from a former period.
2.
Printing. overset that can be kept for future use.
Origin of holdover
1885-1890
1885-1890, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase hold over
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  • A liquid substance which when applied to a "holdover" revivifies it and enables its owner to sit up and notice the bar-tender.

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