What is another word for holding pattern?

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An instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business
“The couple has been trapped in this holding pattern for six months, as adoption officials create more red tape.”
A state of temporary inactivity
“… repair work on the bridge was in a holding pattern for the duration of the winter.”
An authorization to a debtor, permitting temporary suspension of payments
A period of waiting
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