freezing cold

freezing cold

Extremely cold in temperature. You can't leave without a coat, it's freezing cold out! There's no way I'm getting into that freezing cold water!
See also: cold, freeze

freezing cold

mod. very cold. It’s freezing cold out there.
See also: cold, freeze
References in classic literature ?
They feared their half-famished horses would soon share his fate, for there seemed scarce blood enough left in their veins to withstand the freezing cold. To beat the way further through the snow with these enfeebled animals seemed next to impossible; and despondency began to creep over their hearts, when, fortunately, they discovered a trail made by some hunting party.
The sun now set: a freezing cold, though of short duration pervaded the whole creation; it was like a horrid gust coming from a burial-vault on a warm summer's day--but all around the mountains retained that wonderful green tone which we see in some old pictures, and which, should we not have seen a similar play of color in the South, we declare at once to be unnatural.
Here in the freezing cold, or away in the deadly heat; in battle or in shipwreck; in the face of starvation; under the shadow of pestilence--I, though hundreds are falling round me, I shall live!
John's Wood; put green blinds outside all the private houses, with a red curtain and a white one in every window; plough up all the roads; plant a great deal of coarse turf in every place where it ought NOT to be; erect three handsome buildings in stone and marble, anywhere, but the more entirely out of everybody's way the better; call one the Post Office; one the Patent Office, and one the Treasury; make it scorching hot in the morning, and freezing cold in the afternoon, with an occasional tornado of wind and dust; leave a brick-field without the bricks, in all central places where a street may naturally be expected: and that's Washington.
She continues: ``How great it would have been to hear her saying: ``And now as we sit in the freezing cold outside Buckingham Palace, that oldbag, theQueen is emerging,ignoring us all,like the rude one she is,and wearing yet another hideous pink frock.' I don't dare think of what would have resulted if similar words had been used about a certain little man in a certain country in 1939.
Chief executive officer Simon Topman said the company had come up with the design after market research suggested referees were suffering during matches held in the freezing cold.
Television is killing the game and I know many would have preferred to watch Rangers play Panathinaikos on the BBC than venture out in the freezing cold to take in the cup-tie at Tannadice.
Over 20 sixth formers slept out in the freezing cold as part of the annual St Basil's event for the homeless.
EMMA Bunton isn't a girl to let a small thing like pouring rain and freezing cold temperatures put her off clubbing.
McClaren said: ``If you'd seen Mendieta at 5pm on Christmas Day when he had to come in training and it was freezing cold and pitch- black.
The same thing happened at the same fxiture in August and this time the Saints were livid as they trooped off the wet surface, freezing cold and caked in mud.
But Christmas is upon us, And boy we're freezing cold, But we wonder if you know that, Cos your houses won't be old.
"Fortunately it's not freezing cold so it won't take long for the school to warm up."
'They put me in a fake iceberg in the freezing cold wearing a little blue dress.
As if getting up at 4.30am to host the show isn't bad enough, the hapless jock had to wait outside in the freezing cold until someone heard his desperate pleas and let him in.