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cold shower

A surprisingly chilly reception, reaction, or response, as in The small voter turnout was a cold shower to the League of Women Voters. The allusion in this term is to the unexpected and not always pleasant effect of an ice-cold shower. [Second half of 1900s]
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day ees r It was so hot, I took a cold shower and couldn't be bothered to return it.
Richard Cohen, in his column about the Promise Keepers (``Mall rally like a giant cold shower,'' Opinions, Oct.
SEXY Makosi stripped off for a cold shower yesterday as temperatures soared to 31C in the summer heatwave.
Today, he'll take a cold shower, munch on a Dagwood sandwich and shave his head.
Quick-thinking Cathie Hassell and husband Joe managed to get him into their home opposite, where they doused his burning clothes and put him under a cold shower.
Margaret Botha, 40, turned a cold shower on the 70-year-old stroke victim as he was lifted out of a bath, an employment tribunal heard.
Mrs Trimble told gardai her son had forced her to have a cold shower every morning.
Hollywood stunner Kim Basinger sends hubby Alec Baldwin for an ice- cold shower every day -to make him fertile.
There was a cold shower and guys pounding on my door all night.
To"American Watcher", may I suggest a cold shower, and to Nizam, the South African judicial system has been rated amongst the best.
The match in Croatia was like a freezing cold shower for us.
Stuart said: "I've just seen some scenes and man do you need a cold shower after.
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In her view, the cold shower for Belgrade should be carefully monitored by Macedonia too, in order for Brussels' plan-- (the solution to the dispute with Greece first and then date for negotiations) to turn into insistence to see how the possible agreement in the bilateral relations, international organizations, at borders or in the communication between Skopje and Athens, functions?