Put something on ice / put something on backburner

When you put something on ice, you are postponing doing it.” “In other words, you are putting the plan on hold.”

I am afraid we’ll have to put your project on ice for a while.”

By the way, to put something on ice has the same meaning as to put something on the backburner.”

“I think we should put cricket on the backburner for some time. I am sick and tired of the game.

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, August 2, 2004.

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