cold as ice


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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.
See also: cold, ice