When placed on hold by a company (IRS, Creditor, etc.) and you can't hangup, no matter how long they keep you waiting, because of the potential of what may happen to you if the issue is not resolved.
Rodney: Hey, where is Kyle? I am ready to go to lunch.
DuWayne: He said go on ahead without him, He is on the phone with the gas company trying to get an extension on paying his bill.
Rodney: Wow, he has been on the phone with them for twenty minutes. He must be being held Holdstage!