What is the holdup?

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Johnyxxx

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Hello,

I am watching Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay and one of the guests who has not been served is asking her friends: Where is my food? What is the holdup?

I would like to ask whether what is the holdup? is a common English idiom.

Thanks a lot.
 

bhaisahab

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It's common enough.
 
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