Idiom:  put something on ice


Idiom:  put something on ice

  • delay something (e.g., a plan or idea)

Example sentences

— We decided to put the project on ice until we hire a new project manager.

— Our remodeling project has been put on ice because we lost confidence in the contractor.

— We put going out to dinner on ice for a few months so we can save money to buy a car.

— We'll have to put the hiring of another administrator assistant on ice until we can secure more funding.

— Unfortunately, my husband still isn't feeling well so we've got to put the dinner on ice and I'll give you a call when he's better.

— Congress put the vote on gun control on ice until after the midterm elections.

— Let's put the landscaping on ice until the weather is a little better.

— What happened to the road repairs? Have they been put on ice again?

— The debate has been put on ice again but no one's sure the incumbent is actually willing to discuss policy with his opponent.

— Our firm has put hiring on ice for awhile because of the economic upheaval.


  • put something on the back burner
  • set/put something aside
  • give something a rest
  • back away from something

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