hold office

This page is about the collocation hold office

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to occupy a powerful position or role, esp. in government

For example

  • The prime minister has already held office for nearly eight years.

  • If Julie's elected, it'll be the first time that the office of mayor has been held by a woman.

Note:
A related collocation is "hold a post"

Quick Quiz

Who can be said to "hold office"?

a. an office worker

b. an official visitor

c. a state governor

Contributor: Matt Errey