hang/hold fire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “hang/hold fire” in the English Dictionary

"hang/hold fire" in British English

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hang/hold fire

UK to ​delay making a ​decision: Ideally we would ​settle the ​matter now, but I ​think we should ​hang fire until the ​generalsituationbecomesclearer.
(Definition of hang/hold fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hang/hold fire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 延缓作出决定…
in Chinese (Traditional) 延緩作出決定…
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