the form of Chinese, based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin, adopted as the official national language of China.
- Put on hold
verb phrase To defer an immediate decision; postpone consideration: I’m afraid that whole matter is on hold just now [1960s+; fr the hold function of a telephone, with which one can close off a conversation temporarily] see: on hold
- Put on ice
see: on ice , def. 1.
[jam] /dʒæm/ noun 1. a preserve of whole fruit, slightly crushed, boiled with sugar: strawberry jam. Idioms 2. put on jam, Australian Slang. to adopt a self-important manner or use affected speech. /dʒæm/ verb jams, jamming, jammed 1. (transitive) to cram or wedge into or against something: to jam paper into an incinerator 2. (transitive) […]
- Put on the feedbag
verb phrase To eat; have a meal (1874+)