cold as ice


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(as) cold as ice

1. Extremely 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.
3. Utterly unfeeling or unsympathetic. He looked at me with eyes as cold as ice, and I realized that he had no intention of helping me.
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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.
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WOLVERHAMPTON CRACK South African jockey Bernard Fayd'Herbe will add a touch of the exotic to proceedings at Wolverhampton this evening when having his first taste of British racing on Cold As Ice in the 32Red Fillies' Conditions Stakes, writes Scott Burton.
The 34-year-old - best known for his association with dual J&B Met hero Pocket Power - rode Cold As Ice to Grade 2 success at Kenilworth in Cape Town when she was trained by Joey Ramsden.
Fayd'Herbe's international experience includes victory on JJ The Jet Plane in the 2011 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai, and he has two wins from three starts aboard Cold As Ice.
He rode Cold As Ice on Tuesday morning and seemed very happy with her."
Cold As Ice is only 1lb shy of Racing Post Ratings' top-ranked Lamar for tonight's 7f contest, a qualifier for all-weather finals day at Lingfield in the spring.
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