Idioms about mothball
- in disuse or in storage, especially with reference to standby equipment.
- (of ideas) dismissed as unworthy of further deliberation.
How to use mothball in a sentence
Standing naked in front of a half-length mirror in a Maine hotel room so dingy and dated it should have come with complimentary mothballs, I marveled at what I had become over the past 2,200 miles.Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body?|Grayson Haver Currin|January 25, 2021|Outside Online
If China does somehow achieve carbon neutrality—whether by, say, mothballing its many coal plants or installing pricey carbon capture systems in them—it would have a huge global impact.If China plans to go carbon neutral by 2060, why is it building so many coal plants?|James Temple|September 23, 2020|MIT Technology Review