freeze (one's) wages

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freeze (one's) wages

Of a business, to maintain an employee's pay at its current rate. Is it true that the company is going to freeze our wages this year? I was hoping for a raise.
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freeze someone's wages

Fig. to hold someone's pay at its current level. The company froze everyone's wages as soon as the economy went sour.
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Last season, the former Manchester City striker - who played 34 times for Town (2015-16) - asked Tranmere to freeze his wages while he recovered from injury.
They have the authority to enter Hunt's home and seize his possessions, and could also freeze his wages and apply to have him declared bankrupt.