This is probably most relevant to the UK people on the forum, but others might want to chip in as well about their cultural equivalents.
I have recently taken over as chair of a committee, which meets monthly to review the ethics of research proposal being done within the health service (a bit like an institutional review board in the USA except it is in the health service rather than the institution). I can really see the value of a parking lot, where we can go back to the more general ethical discussions that we currently have during the discussions about individual projects.
However, the term ‘parking lot’ is just never used in the UK and would sound so ‘American’ (no insult intended!) to everyone’s ears. However, saying that we would have a ‘car park’ for such topics doesn’t work either – it really feels clumsy and forced. And also, we have a big parking problem when attending this meeting, so it probably wouldn’t be the most sensitive choice of words either!
What I am asking is for some alternative turns of phrase I could use for this. I have been pondering it for a while and haven’t really come up with anything better than just having a flip chart open and saying ‘can we just put that on the flip chart for now?’