On hold

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Definition

(to put someone, something) on hold: to delay, to postpone (someone, something); to make (someone) wait (on the telephone)
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Please hold: Please wait on the line, Please don't hang up
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Examples

  • "I've been waiting on hold for 15 minutes."
  • "I have to go, this woman's still on hold."
  • "You are too angry to talk to someone at the moment, so you will be placed on hold until you have calmed down a bit."
  • "Brian : Ok, Ms. Doleman, can I put you on hold?"
  • "Can you put me back on hold?"
  • "Cindy : Ok, Mr. Doleman, can I put you on hold?"
  • "Bethany : But with a baby, I'll have to put my career on hold and I may never get back to where I was."

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