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Mad Men, in other words, is a holdover of sorts: the last of the original Golden Age dramas.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, there are only five of them, and one (Bjorn) is a holdover from the first game.
I remember thinking that it looked like a holdover from the disco days.The True Story Behind Dallas Buyers Club: Meet the Real Ron Woodruff|Andrew Romano|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perched atop a mountain of wavy, pulled-back hair is a mangled ball of manliness, a holdover from the days of the samurai.
This holdover off Sloane Square must be doing something right.The $163,000 Question: What Does It Cost To Be Kate?|Tom Sykes|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A liquid substance which when applied to a "holdover" revivifies it and enables its owner to sit up and notice the bar-tender.The Silly Syclopedia|Noah Lott
British Dictionary definitions for holdover
verb (tr, mainly adverb)
noun holdover US and Canadian informal
Idioms and Phrases with holdover
Postpone or delay, as in Let's hold this matter over until the next meeting. [Mid-1800s]
Keep something in a position or state beyond the normal period, as in The film was to be held over for another week. [First half of 1900s]
Continue in office past the normal period, as in The committee chair held over until they could find a suitable replacement. [Mid-1600s]
hold something over someone. Have an advantage or use a threat to control someone. For example, They knew he'd been caught shoplifting and were sure to hold it over him. [Second half of 1800s]