put a pin in (something)
 v. phr.— «Studio executives have realized that paying the actor tens of millions of dollars to terrorize a movie set and ultimately deliver a box office stinker was perhaps not the most cost efficient strategy. They then decide to “put a pin” in the projects, as the Hollywood parlance goes, much as you would do to a balloon.» —“Jim Carrey Cuts Out UTA In Hopes Of Curing Career Cancer” Defamer Sept. 14, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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