Useful Idioms – part 26

Put on hold = left until a later date ( usually used in the passive)

  • Plans for building the extension have been put on hold until our finances are in a better state.
  • He put his retirement on hold until he had found a solution.
  • I am afraid that the whole matter is on hold just now.

On paper = when you read about it, it may seem OK , but might not turn out to be so.

  • The plans look great on paper, but you never know quite how things will turn out , of course.

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