(put) in mothballs

(put) in mothballs
(put) in mothballs
(to put) temporarily in abeyance

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  • mothballs — n. protective storage 1) to put into mothballs (to put ships into mothballs) 2) to take out of mothballs * * * to take out of mothballs [ protective storage ] to put into mothballs (to put ships into mothballs) …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • put away — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, annihilate, assassinate, attain, bank, bereave of life, bosom, bottle up, bump off, bundle away, bury, cache, carry away, carry off, chloroform, coffer, compass, consume, consummate, cool, cut down …   Moby Thesaurus

  • was put into mothballs — was shelved for a number of years, was forgotten for a long time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in mothballs — (put) in mothballs (to put) temporarily in abeyance • • • Main Entry: ↑moth * * * unused but kept in good condition for future use * * * in ˈmothballs idiom stored and not in use, often for a long time • The plan has been put in mothballs.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mothballs — v. inactivate, take out of use, put into storage n. naphthalene ball used as moth repellent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mothball — Mothballs Mothballs are small balls of chemical pesticide and deodorant used when storing clothing and other articles susceptible to damage from mold or moth larvae (especially clothes moths like Tineola bisselliella). Their use when clothing is… …   Wikipedia

  • mothball — ▪ I. mothball moth‧ball 1 [ˈmɒθbɔːl ǁ ˈmɒːθbɒːl] verb [transitive] 1. if an organization mothballs a factory, building etc, it closes it or does not use it for a long time but may open it or use it again in the future: • The oil company plans to… …   Financial and business terms

  • outmode — v 1. displace, replace, supplant, succeed, supersede; discontinue, cut out, withdraw, terminate, cancel, Inf. scrub; abandon, suspend, give up, cease to use, disuse, put away, lay or set aside, push aside; put a stop to, put an end to, bring to… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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