leave one cold

leave one cold

Disappoint one, fail to interest one. For example, This book leaves me cold. This expression, first recorded in 1853, employs cold in the sense of "unenthusiastic" or "indifferent," a usage dating from the late 1100s.
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I agree, traditions associated with August 12 leave one cold.
Given their finish, they could easily leave one cold were it not for Roberts's utilisation of pictorial and sculptural effect.