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English definition of “hang/hold fire”

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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 general situation becomes clearer.
Translations of “hang/hold fire”
in Chinese (Traditional) 延緩作出決定…
in Chinese (Simplified) 延缓作出决定…
(Definition of hang/hold fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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