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quinta-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2012

"Cold" idioms

Cold-blooded: cruel.

He has been sent to prison because he was a cold-blooded murderer.

To get cold-feet: to feel afraid, to yellow, to chicken out, to lose courage:

She´s getting cold about getting married, although she sure loves her fiancé very much.

To give someone the cold shoulder: to ignore someone, to refuse to speak with a person, to treat someone coldly:

Ever since they had that terrible argument, they´ve been giving each other the cold shoulder.

A cold fish: an unfriendly and unemotional person that shows no warmth:

Bob´s such a cold fish. He´s never showed he cares about anyone. No wonder he´s still single.

Out in the cold: not to have something everybody else already has.

Jane´s complained a lot because she thinks she´s the only one in the company who still hasn´t got a pay raise this year.

(Source: http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/words-stories/Words-and-Their-Stories-The-Cold-Hard-Truth-137774283.html)

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