holding operation

holding operation
holding operation UK US noun [C]
something that is done as a temporary action in order to stop a bad situation from getting worse, or until further decisions can be made: »

Keeping interest rates low is a holding operation until there is a significant improvement in the economic situation.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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