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throw cold water onTo belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.Rate it:

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pour cold water onTo belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.Rate 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 as iceVery 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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from my cold, dead handsA statement that something will not be taken away from you until the day you die.Rate it:

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get cold feetTo become nervous or anxious and reconsider a decision about an upcoming event.Rate it:

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give somebody the cold shoulderTo snub, resist or reject somebody; to regard somebody distantly.Rate it:

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give someone the cold shoulderTo snub, resist or reject somebody; to regard somebody distantly.Rate it:

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grow coldTo wane; to lose interest or enthusiasm for something or someone; to become disenchanted or to fall out of love with someone.Rate it:

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hot and coldAmbivalent; having conflicting emotions.Rate it:

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in cold bloodIn a ruthless and unfeeling manner; premeditated and deliberate.Rate it:

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in from the coldmoved from an ineffective positionRate it:

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look at the winter trees, cold-hearted; cruel; apathetically ignorant.The 'winter trees' are my family, and they are exactly as I have described.Rate it:

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make someone's blood run coldTo cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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one's blood runs coldOne experiences a visceral feeling of fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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run hot and coldTo alternate between two opposite extremes, such as enthusiasm and disinterest or success and failure.Rate it:

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she came in from the cold with her bold, brazen, out-spoken, take on the world positive attitude.Speaking her mind, daring to take on/face challenges, speaking up and speaking out, not staying shut to anyone, ready/willing to face whatever life/anyone dishes out to her.Rate it:

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stone coldVery cold; lacking any semblance of warmth.Rate it:

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like a fish out of watercompletely out of the comfort zone.Rate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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spending money as if it were waterlack of respect for the dollar, frittering away one's paycheck.Rate it:

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above waterOut of difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:

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back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:

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