One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A button on a telephone that temporarily interrupts a call so that another call may be taken.
- ‘Remember that novelty phones such as these are more about the look than function, so if you're looking for a hold button or 20-number phonebook memory, these are not the answer.’
- ‘I pressed the hold button and picked up the other phone and dialled the manager's number, it rung a few times and then he picked up.’
- ‘‘He bought her, didn't he? ‘was all she said after depressing the hold button.’’
- ‘John picked the phone up and pushed the hold button.’
- ‘She clicked the hold button on her phone, setting it back in its cradle before tripping down the hallway into Jason's room and plopping down on his bed.’
- ‘Grabbing the nearest phone in the employee lounge, Mitch hit the hold button.’
- ‘Haley presses the hold button on her phone, sets it on her bed, and practically jumps down the stairs.’
- ‘I pressed the hold button with Luke yapping off on the other side.’
- ‘Hurriedly she picked it up, jabbing the hold button to ‘un-hold’ him.’
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