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  1. a person or thing remaining from a former period.
  2. Printing. overset that can be kept for future use.
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Origin of holdover

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.