be (as) cold as ice

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be (as) cold as ice

1. To be very cold in temperature. My feet are cold as ice after being outside for hours. I'm wearing three sweaters because it's as cold as ice in here!
2. To be distant or unfriendly in temperament. Is Heather mad at me? She was as cold as ice when I tried to talk to her earlier.
See also: cold, ice