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.
in store (for somebody/something)
planned or likely to happen We have a big surprise in store for you. She's got a difficult few months in store, with her husband's illness.
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.