Phrase: Be (left) on the shelf
Meaning: Not to have been married; forgotten and out of reach.
You are over forty, and have never had a boyfriend. You should find one soon, and get married, or you will be left on the shelf.
All our proposals have been left on the shelf, that is, ignored. We are not going to co-operate with you any longer.
Date: 2017-12-07 17:40:54
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