in store(redirected from hold something in store)
*in store (for someone)
awaiting someone in the future. (*Typically: be ~; hold something ~; lie ~.) None of us knows what lies in store for us tomorrow. Some good lies in store for me, I think.
1. In readiness, in preparation for future use, as in I'm keeping several videos in store for your visit. Edmund Spenser used this idiom in The Faerie Queene (1590): "Then for her son . . . In her own hand the crown she kept in store." [1300s]
2. in store for. Forthcoming for, awaiting, as in There's trouble in store for you. [Mid-1600s]
1. Forthcoming: great trouble in store for her.
2. In reserve; stored.