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Definición de “on the shelf” en inglés

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on the shelf

not noticed or not used: It's important to apply research in a practical way and not leave it on the shelf. mainly UK informal If someone, usually a woman, wis on the shelf, she is not married and is considered too old for anyone to want to marry her: In those days, if you hadn't married by the time you were 30, you were definitely on the shelf.
Traducciones de “on the shelf”
en chino (tradicionál) 被忽視的, 被擱置的, 廢棄的…
en chino (simplificado) 被忽视的, 被搁置的, 废弃的…
(Definition of on the shelf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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