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English definition of “holdover”

holdover

noun [C]    /ˈhoʊldˌoʊ·vər/
a person or thing that continues from an earlier time, esp. a person who continues in an organization after other people have been replaced: The coach had a pointed message for newcomers to the team and a reminder for the holdovers. Freud explained it as a holdover from a childhood problem.
(Definition of holdover noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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