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cold as iceVery cold.Rate it:

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ice overTo become covered in ice, usually of a body of water.Rate it:

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ice upTo become clogged with ice, usually of a mechanical device.Rate it:

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sell ice to eskimosTo persuade people to go against their best interests or to accept something unnecessary or preposterous.Rate it:

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break the iceTo start to get to know people, by avoiding awkwardness.Rate it:

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cut no iceTo have no influence (on).Rate it:

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ice coolcalm and composed in a difficult situation.Rate it:

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ice creamcold dessertRate it:

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ice creamdessert itemRate it:

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ice cubeUsed other than as an idiom: see ice, cube.Rate it:

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ice cubeAny small piece of ice used for cooling drinks, larger than crushed ice, regardless of their shape.Rate it:

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ice cubessmall frozen blocksRate it:

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ice queenA beautiful but heartless woman.Rate it:

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ice queenA female ice-skating champion.Rate it:

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ice-calmExtremely calmRate it:

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ice-calmExtreme calm, utter calmnessRate it:

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keep someone on iceto keep someone uninformed or uncontactedRate it:

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on icein abeyance, pendingRate it:

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on iceNot being used, or not to be used e.g.Rate it:

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on icePerformed by ice skaters as an ice show.Rate it:

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on thin iceIn a dangerous, hazardous, or delicate situation; at risk.Rate it:

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skate on thin iceIn a risky, potentially dangerous or delicate situation.Rate it:

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stink on iceTo be of very poor quality, even repulsive.Rate it:

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you can't walk on iceOne cannot except to go onto the battlefield, without all of your equipmentRate it:

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a cold day in hellAn event that will never happen.Rate it:

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come in from the coldTo gain widespread acceptance in a group or society, especially where there was not any before.Rate it:

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revenge is a dish best served coldAn expression that emotional detachment is ideal when taking revenge, as one is righting the wrongs that have been done to the doer.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-heartedRate it:

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cold hands, warm heart; dirty feet, no sweetheart!A few old timer's "fun" way to compliment a lady & to find out if she could be courted.Rate it:

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cold shoulderA deliberate act of disrespect; a slight or snub.Rate it:

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a cold day in JulyThe time of occurrence of an event that will never happen.Rate it:

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blow hot and coldTo behave inconsistently; to vacillate or to waver, as between extremes of opinion or emotion.Rate it:

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blowing hot and coldIndividual expressing frenetic enthusiasm one moment and minutes later showing, expressing extreme misgivings and doubts.Rate it:

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bust ass coldExtremely cold.Rate it:

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catch a coldTo become infected with cold.Rate it:

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cold as a wagon tireDead.Rate it:

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cold as a witch's titVery cold.Rate it:

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cold comfortC. 1594, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, act 4, sc. 1.Rate it:

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cold comfortMuch less reassurance, consolation, aid, or pleasure than one needs or desires.Rate it:

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cold fishA heartless individual; a person lacking empathy and emotion.Rate it:

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cold oneA beer.Rate it:

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cold readingThe technique, or an instance, of using likely guesses and assumptions, then narrowing in on any positive responses, in order to give the impression of having information about a person or event.Rate it:

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cold readingUsed other than as an idiom: see cold, reading.Rate it:

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cold snapA period of exceptionally cold weather.Rate it:

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cold turkeyThe physiological effects of such a withdrawal.Rate it:

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cold turkeyThe sudden and complete withdrawal of a dependent substance, especially of a drug.Rate it:

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come in from the coldIn espionage parlance, for an undercover spy to return to the spy agency office or protection.Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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freezing coldextremely and unpleasantly cold (of the weather, the temperature in a place, a person, or an object)Rate it:

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freezing coldextreme and unpleasant coldRate it:

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