A expressão engavetar um caso
pode ser vertida para o inglês com put a case on the shelf
. Não diga put a case on the drawer.
O caso foi engavetado. [The case was put on the shelf.
Exemplos de uso retirados de publicações internacionais:
- Dailyrecord.co.uk: Graham said it was devastating when the search failed, and the case was put on the shelf two or three years ago.
- Cleveland.com: My case was put on the shelf. But I don't want this to happen to my granddaughter.