Definition of cold storage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


cold storage

BrE BrE//ˌkəʊld ˈstɔːrɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊld ˈstɔːrɪdʒ//
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a place where food, etc. can be kept fresh or frozen until it is needed; the storing of something in such a place (figurative) I've had to put my plans into cold storage (= I've decided not to carry them out immediately but to keep them for later).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cold storage