1 an official who remains in office after his term [syn: hangover]
2 something that has survived from the past; "a holdover from the sixties"; "hangovers from the 19th century" [syn: hangover]
- Something left behind, saved or remaining from an earlier time.
- That policy is a holdover from days of punch card data entry.''
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