When one is put into a hold que for technical support or other phone que, and never heard from again. Permanant Hold.
I called Dell to get my computer fixed, but got put on perma hold so I hung up.
by Dongle April 02, 2003
Permanent hold i.e.: While on the phone, being placed on hold for more than two Muzak songs or three replays of the company's advetising loops.
When I called Qwest (or Verizon, Sprint, the bank, the city, etc) they left me on permahold while he/she "researched my issue".
by Walt Ottenad August 27, 2007