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deep freeze

noun
1.
a state or period of halted or suspended activity or progress:
High interest rates created a deep freeze in housing construction.
2.
suspended animation.
Idioms
3.
put in / into the deep freeze, Informal. to stop or suspend the activity or progress of:
A series of quarrels put their romance into the deep freeze.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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deep freeze

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in cold storage


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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