(something) carries over

Companies that give their employees vacation days sometimes let the employees keep the days and use them in the next year. In other words, they let the employees "carry over" their vacation days. Other companies don't let employees carry over their days. The employees have to take all of their vacation each year, or they'll lose it.

Other examples of things that can "carry over" include:

  • money in a yearly budget
  • free calling minutes on your mobile phone service

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