BEOLINGUS
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to temporarily shelve sth.; to shelve sth.; to pigeonhole sth.; to put sth. on ice; to kick sth. into touch [Br.]; to kick sth. into the long grass [Br.]; to put sth. on the backburner [Am.] [fig.] etw. zurückstellen; etw. auf Eis legen {vt} [übtr.]

temporarily shelving; shelving; pigeonholing; putting on ice; kicking into touch; kicking into the long grass; putting on the backburner zurückstellend; auf Eis legend

temporarily shelved; shelved; pigeonholed; put on ice; kicked into touch; kicked into the long grass; put on the backburner zurückgestellt; auf Eis gelegt

We decided to temporarily shelve this proposal. Wir haben beschlossen, diesen Vorschlag zurückzustellen.

to keep sb. on the backburner [Am.] (sich) jdn. auf Distanz halten [soc.]