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idioms involving cold
Cold as ice
Unfriendly, difficult to befriend
When Sakurai-san first joined the company, she was cold as ice, but now she is making friends.
Leave someone cold
To not excite or interest someone, to turn someone off
To hear the CEO say how important we employees are, after he cut our pay by 15%, leaves me cold.
Encouragement that is inadequate
Telling Fuji-san that her health insurance would be extended for 90 days after she was laid off was cold comfort.
Blow hot and cold
To be indecisive, to vacillate between two options
We have no idea what the final decision will be; the chairman is blowing hot and cold on the proposal.
Throw cold water on something
To reject or discourage
Our chief designer has thrown cold water on every design the team has submitted.