(as) cold as ice

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(as) cold as ice

1. 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. 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

cold as ice

1. If someone or something is as cold as ice, they are very cold. A hand that felt as cold as ice touched her forehead. Note: People also use the much more frequent adjective ice-cold to mean the same thing. He took a mouthful of the ice cold beer. He felt a lash of fear, running ice-cold down his spine.
2. If a person or their words are as cold as ice, they are very unfriendly. The next morning she sat, cold as ice, through breakfast.
See also: cold, ice
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