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noun as in remnant

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Many of the holdovers from that team — attackman Matt Moore, midfielder Dox Aitken, defender Jared Conners and goalie Alex Rode among them — still play crucial roles.

Unfazed by a hostile legislature, Bukele began “cleaning house” by firing holdovers from previous governments from his administration.

From Time

The barriers are a holdover from a time when Internet access was a near-luxury—a consumer product rather than a utility.

From Quartz

While holdovers have largely powered the Leafs’ strong season, they wouldn’t have a 7 percent chance of winning the franchise’s first Cup since 1967 without the contributions from their newcomers.

That means that the larval phase isn’t a holdover from the deep past, but “a completely new evolutionary innovation,” he says.

Mad Men, in other words, is a holdover of sorts: the last of the original Golden Age dramas.

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.

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.

When our men enter military service, there is a strong holdover of their prodigal civilian habits.

A liquid substance which when applied to a "holdover" revivifies it and enables its owner to sit up and notice the bar-tender.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to holdover, such as: relic, remainder, and surplus.

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