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    something to hold you over

    From 《Friends》:
    "Hey, look Joey, I'm just saying if you need something to hold you over, I can get you a job right here as an entry level processor."
    what does "hold you over" mean here?

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    Re: something to hold you over

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    From 《Friends》:
    "Hey, look Joey, I'm just saying if you need something to hold you over, I can get you a job right here as an entry level processor."
    what does "hold you over" mean here?
    In this case it means, "...give you a temporary job while you are waiting/looking for something better/more permanent."

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