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fold away

To crease or bend something in order to put it away. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fold" and "away." Fold away the card table, will you? We don't need it after all.
See also: away, fold
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fold something away

to fold something up and put it away. Please fold the maps away. Please fold away the maps neatly.
See also: away, fold
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Got to work after supper." And after supper they worked until ten o'clock, under the blazing electric lights, until the last piece of under-clothing was ironed and folded away in the distributing room.
She soon found that even the new black silk was n't fine enough for Fanny's smallest party, and, after receiving a few of the expressive glances by which women convey their opinion of their neighbor's toilet, and overhearing a joke or two "about that inevitable dress," and "the little blackbird," Polly folded away the once treasured frock, saying, with a choke in her voice: "I 'll wear it for Will, he likes it, and clothes can't change his love for me."
She sewed and stitched away, from daylight till dark, with the energy of one who is pressed on by some immediate urgency; and then, when the light faded, and the work was folded away, with one turn out came the ever-ready knitting-work, and there she was again, going on as briskly as ever.
Hedstrom Folding Toddler Swing A LITTLE swing with a robust steel frame and an easy-clean fabric seat with back support, that can all be folded away for easy storage.
One that can be neatly taken apart and folded away, or just used the once, is a much better idea.
A viewer complained that the ad misleadingly implied that the extension tube and hose could be folded away into the product when they believed this was not the case.
By simply removing several locking pins, towbag can be folded away in a matter of minutes.
REMOVED nThe flag is folded away at the end of the day
Obviously not the most practical of cars, it still offers decent boot space with the roof up, 310 litres, and even when folded away, at 180 litres there is enough space for a coupe of holdalls.
When carrying seven, there is just about enough room in the back row of seats to accommodate adults and with the centre middle seat folded away it's a comfortable 2+2+2.
Once the measurement has been taken, the probe can be folded away and the thermometer stored until next required.
Ibiza three-piece set pounds 49.98 In powder coated steel, this set is best folded away in the shed on drizzly days (www.diy.com, 0845 850 0175).
The MOTOROKR EQ3 is a lightweight, battery operated, compact speaker that can be folded away when not in use.
The scrap of paper - which the injured Beatle signed for a nurse - had been folded away in a biscuit tin for years.