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in cold storage

In a hiatus or state of delayed or procrastinated action. Unified action to deal with climate change has been in cold storage since the summit. They put our project in cold storage for the time being, citing budgetary concerns and a lack of faith in its sales.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in cold storage

dead; in a state of death. (Alludes to the actual storage of certain things, such as fur coats, in cold storerooms.) Tom gets paid for putting his subjects in cold storage. Poor old Jed is in cold storage.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in cold storage

In a state of abeyance or postponement. For example, We can't consider these design changes now; let's put them in cold storage for a year or so . This expression alludes to the literal storage of food, furs, or other objects in a refrigerated place. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in cold storage

mod. dead; in a state of death. Rocko gets paid for putting his subjects in cold storage.
See also: cold, storage
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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