- the storage of food, furs, etc., in an artificially cooled place.
- 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
The cold-storage people are boostin' their schedules every day.The House of Torchy
People who have never been tempted are just as good as cold-storage eggs.The Complete Cynic
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.
A storing room for this purpose should be provided in every cold-storage plant.
- the storage of things in an artificially cooled place for preservation
- informal a state of temporary suspensionto put an idea into cold storage
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Idioms and Phrases with cold storage
see in cold storage.
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