in storage

in storage

Kept somewhere until being used or addressed in the future. I have a lot of extra linens in storage if you need them. The holidays are over—it's time to put all of these Christmas decorations in storage. We have a lot of junk in storage that we need to get rid of!
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in storage

in a place where things are stored or kept. Mary placed her winter clothes in storage during the summer. John's furniture is in storage while he is in the army.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
In its place was the old, stale odour of mouldy house furniture, of atmosphere in storage.
I stood ready to give Pollyanna the love that had been twenty-five years in storage."
A number of storage vendors have reported that natural disasters in 2005 have seemed to cause an uptick in storage purchases, especially backup and recovery software and the need for offsite storage.
There are three basic ways to store your belongings in the bathroom: Hang things on the walls, build in storage, and add a piece of furniture.