Held in abeyance; reserved to be dealt with later; on hold, on the back burner: The plan’s in cold storage for now/ Well, let’s just keep that one in the deep freeze for a few months (1940s+)
In a state of abeyance or postponement. For example, We can’t consider these design changes now; let’s put them in cold storage for a year or so. This expression alludes to the literal storage of food, furs, or other objects in a refrigerated place. [ ; late 1800s ]
[in-kuh m-buhs-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn kəmˈbʌs tə bəl/ adjective 1. not combustible; incapable of being burned; fireproof. noun 2. an incombustible substance. /ˌɪnkəmˈbʌstəbəl/ adjective 1. not capable of being burnt; fireproof noun 2. an incombustible object or material adj. late 15c., from Old French incombustible (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin incombustibilis; see in- (1) + […]
[in-kuhm] /ˈɪn kʌm/ noun 1. the monetary payment received for goods or services, or from other sources, as rents or investments. 2. something that comes in as an addition or increase, especially by chance. 3. Archaic. a coming in. /ˈɪnkʌm; ˈɪnkəm/ noun 1. the amount of monetary or other returns, either earned or unearned, accruing […]
noun 1. an account maintained for a particular item of revenue or income. 2. Also called profit and loss account. a summary account for income and expenditures, used in closing the ledger.
noun 1. a bond without a guaranteed amount of interest payment, such payment being usually made only out of earnings. noun 1. a bond that pays interest at a rate in direct proportion to the issuer’s earnings