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cold storage

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noun
  1. the storage of food, furs, etc., in an artificially cooled place.
  2. a condition of suspension of action or activity; abeyance.

Origin of cold storage

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for cold storage

Historical Examples

  • The cold-storage people are boostin' their schedules every day.

    The House of Torchy

    Sewell Ford

  • People who have never been tempted are just as good as cold-storage eggs.

    The Complete Cynic

    Oliver Herford

  • They were the nearest to cold-storage newly-weds that I had ever seen.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring

  • We have wintered only in cold-storage plants, always in barrels, and it has been profitable.

    The Apple

    Various

  • A storing room for this purpose should be provided in every cold-storage plant.

    The Apple

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for cold storage

cold storage

noun
  1. the storage of things in an artificially cooled place for preservation
  2. informal a state of temporary suspensionto put an idea into cold storage
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Idioms and Phrases with cold storage

cold storage

see in cold storage.

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