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a cold piece of work

A remarkably difficult, malicious, unpleasant, or objectionable person. Boy, our new boss is a cold piece of work. Remind me to stay out of her way! I hear Amy's boyfriend is a cold piece of work.
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a cold piece of work

n. a person who is difficult to deal with. Buddy, you are a cold piece of work.
See also: cold, of, piece, work
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