If they read Nelson carefully, they'll hear a muted warning to shelve Paul Ryan's budget plans.
So should we shelve the personal-empowerment movement if we want to have long and happy marriages?
That's really expensive, and it requires a lot of labor to keep track of all of those SKUs, figure out where to shelve them, etc.
When Kubrick explained that the resulting movie would be seven hours long, they agreed to shelve the script.
Mrs. Taine, Louise, and Jim tried to shelve me--but I fooled 'em.
We'll shelve that part of the information bureau and work on other lines.
Many seem to regard further discussion as profitless, and are ready to shelve the subject.
Believe me, they aren't going to shelve me just because one finger's gone!
In libraries that can afford to shelve newspapers on patent shelving with rollers, cloth sides are preferable.
But here he could see that the top of the bluff really did shelve over.
1590s, "to overhang," also "to provide with shelves," probably a back-formation from shelves, plural of shelf (n.1). Meaning "put on a shelf" first recorded 1650s; metaphoric sense of "lay aside, dismiss" is from 1812. Related: Shelved; shelving.
"to slope gradually," 1610s, from Middle English shelven "to slope," from shelfe "grassy slope," a word related to shelf (n.1). Related: Shelved; shelving.