СДАВАТЬ/СДАТЬ В АРХИВVPsubj: humanoften 3rd pers pl with indef. refer. , infin with надо, пора, рано etc, or short-form past passive Part)
1. \А-41 кого to dismiss s.o. , regarding him as unfit for some activity ( usu. of a person unfit to fulfill his responsibilities at work because of his age, lack of abilities etc)
X-a сдали в архив - X was put (turned, sent) out to pastureX was put on the shelfX was written off as a has-beenX was sent to the glue factory(in limited contexts) X is a back number.
2. - что to stop using sth. forever, consign sth. to oblivion as outdated, useless
X сдал Y в архив - X scrapped (shelved) YX put Y away for goodX relegated Y to the archives.
Большой русско-английский фразеологический словарь
А42 →← А40