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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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I have a coldI am suffering from a cold.Rate it:

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I'm coldIndicates that the speaker feels cold.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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it's cold outsideIndicates that the weather is cold.Rate 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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out coldEntirely asleep or unconscious.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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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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throw cold water onTo belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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ne'er cast a clout til may be outAdvice not to change from winter clothes to summer clothes until June, as there is often a sudden cold snap in May.Rate it:

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under glassIn a greenhouse, a cold frame, or a similar structure; said of the propagation and growth of plants.Rate it:

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auf dünnem Eison thin iceRate it:

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bleu, blanc et rougeThe Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club.Rate it:

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brass monkeySaid of the weather when it is very cold.Rate it:

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brass monkeysVery cold.Rate it:

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catch one's deathTo contract a serious illness, especially a nasty cold or other respiratory ailment and especially as a result of exposure to wet or chilly weather.Rate it:

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cut like a knifeTo sting severely, to cause a sensation of stinging, especially said of cold weather.Rate it:

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earth upTo cover the stem or leaves of plants with soil, as to encourage root growth or protect from cold.Rate it:

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face offThe starting point, in a match of ice hockey. Two players face each other, for snatching the puck.Rate it:

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freeze upTo become cold and formal in demeanour.Rate it:

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give a sneck possetTo give someone a cold reception; to close the door on someone; to reject them.Rate it:

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long drinkAny drink containing more than 5 ounces of liquid and less than 9 ounces. Typically, a long drink will have lots of ice and mixer.Rate it:

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mint chocolate chipIce cream made with a spearmint or peppermint base and chocolate chips.Rate it:

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nightcapA warm cloth cap worn while sleeping, often with pajamas. Nightcaps were common in northern Europe before central heating was available, when homes were cold at night.Rate it:

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nip atTo be cold; to be bitingly cold.Rate it:

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on the rocksPoured over ice, usually in reference to alcoholic drinks.Rate it:

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only the tip of the icebergTip of the iceberg speaks to the relative size of an Atlantic iceberg as the exposed tip above the seas' surface is only one eighth of the actual vertical size of the entire mass. Seven eighths of the ice is below the sea level.Rate it:

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PRICEInitialism of protect, rest, ice, compression, and elevation : a common treatment method for sprained joints.Rate it:

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shake like a leafTo tremble, as with fear, cold, etc.; shiverRate it:

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slop bowlOne of the four components of the traditional tea set. Tea drinkers emptied their unwanted, cold tea into the slop bowl before refilling their cups with fresh, hot tea.Rate it:

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sneck possetA cold reception, closing the door on a visitor.Rate it:

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stonewallCertain, stone cold.Rate it:

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than a bygodUsed with a comparative to express extreme heat or cold.Rate it:

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