One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘plans to reopen the school have been shelved’
put to one side, lay aside, pigeonhole, stay, stand over, keep in abeyance, suspend, mothball
postpone, put off, delay, defer, put back, hold off, hold over, carry over, reschedule, do later, adjourn
put off the evil day, put off the evil hour
abandon, drop, abolish, withdraw, throw out, do away with, give up, take away, stop, put an end to, cancel, eliminate, cut, jettison
North American put over, table, lay on the table, take a rain check on
North American continue
informal put on ice, put on the back burner, put in cold storage, axe, ditch, dump, junk, chuck in
rare remit, respite
carry out, execute, implement, revive
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