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cold storage

noun

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


cold storage

noun

  1. the storage of things in an artificially cooled place for preservation
  2. informal.
    a state of temporary suspension

    to put an idea into cold storage



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Word History and Origins

Origin of cold storage1

First recorded in 1890–95
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Idioms and Phrases

see in cold storage .
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Example Sentences

The instructions provided training modules for the health care workers administering the vaccines and handling the cold storage technology.

From Fortune

The good news is that a cyberattack that interferes with vaccine cold storage is unlikely, according to Vinny Troia, a former Defense Department contractor and founder of cybersecurity firm NightLion.

From Fortune

Meeting demand will likely be challenged by shortages of shot-giving equipment like glass vials and supplies to maintain cold storage chains, not to mention the raw vaccine materials themselves.

From Quartz

Pfizer, BioNTech, and other companies whose vaccine candidates require very cold storage say they are already preparing for this challenge, investing in freezers, transportation, and temperature-tracking devices.

From Vox

The quality of your lid is less important when it comes to cold storage.

Having spent 11 hours in cold storage, she began moving around within her body bag, where mortuary staff found her alive and well.

Well, there was no reconciliation in the accounting sense between the cold storage and the transactions done.

In January, the war strategy Obama announced more than two years ago was abruptly put in cold storage.

A bailee who was a cold storage keeper, stated in his receipt "all damage to property is at the owner's risk."

McKettrick looked like a man who had come out of a warm bath into a cold-storage room.

They explored almost every known type of ship—freighters, liners, cold-storage boats, and grain-boats.

If food is frozen, as in cold storage, it might keep without growth of bacteria for years.

The ice box at home and cold storage on a larger scale enables one to keep foods for a more or less lengthy period.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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