Cold

in cold blood

Meaning: in a cruel way and without pity or other emotion

Example: One young lady was shot dead in cold blood inside the premises of the shopping complex. Read on

cold shoulder

Meaning: to treat somebody with coldness and contempt

Example: I fought with my wife, and she is now giving me the cold shoulder. Read on

cross the line

Meaning: behave in a way that is not acceptable

Example: This newspaper has crossed the line. This article is so offensive to so many people. Read on

cold sweat

Meaning: the condition where extreme fear or nervousness causes a person to feel a chill along with moist skin or sweat

Example: I woke up from a nightmare, breathing heavy and in cold sweat. Read on

when hell freezes over

Meaning: impolite way of saying "it will never happen"

Example: I guess, she will forgive you when hell freezes over. Read on

chill to the marrow

Meaning: to be very cold

Example: The movie gave me a chill to the marrow. I am not recommending it to anyone. It is horrible. Read on

tip of the iceberg

Meaning: to only know a very small part of the problem

Example: The manager-employee problems in this company are just the tip of the iceberg. Read on

cold hearted

Meaning: very cruel, unkind person

Example: Don't be so cold hearted, forgive them and speak with your children. Read on

chill to the bone

Meaning: to get frightened or scare somebody

Example: The movie they played on cable last night gave me a chill to the bone. I will not be watching a night time movie any time soon. Read on

cold turkey

Meaning: in a unexpected and sudden way

Example: He had been trying to quit smoking since a year but couldn't, so he decided to go cold turkey. Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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