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clear moon, frost soon

proverb If there aren't clouds in the sky at night, then a frost is more likely to happen in the early morning. A: "Wow, you can really see the moon tonight!" B: "You know what that means—clear moon, frost soon."
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frost (someone)

To cause someone to become angry, agitated, or annoyed. My sister really frosted me by using the last of my shampoo—again!
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frost over

To become coated with a thin layer of ice. If the ground frosts over tonight, we'll have a much harder time digging into it tomorrow.
See also: frost, over

frost up

1. To become coated with a thin layer of ice. If the ground frosts up tonight, we'll have a much harder time digging into it tomorrow.
2. To cause something to become coated with a thin layer of ice. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "frost" and "up." I'm worried that the cold temperatures tonight will frost the ground up.
See also: frost, up

frosted

Angry, agitated, or annoyed. I'm frosted because you used the last of my shampoo—again!
See also: frost
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

frost over

to become covered with frost. The windows had all frosted over in the night. The car windows frosted over.
See also: frost, over

frosted (over)

Sl. angry; annoyed. The clerk was really frosted over when I asked for a better one. Why was he so frosted?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

frost over

v.
To become covered with frost: The blades of grass frosted over in the cold night air.
See also: frost, over

frost up

v.
1. To become covered with frost: The windows frosted up quickly when the temperature dropped.
2. To cause something to become covered with frost: The freezing air frosted up the windows. Our breath frosted the mirrors up.
See also: frost, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

frost

tv. to make someone angry. (see also frosted (over).) The little car frosted me by zooming into my parking place.

frosted (over)

mod. angry; annoyed. The clerk was really frosted over when I asked for a better one.
See also: frost, over

frosted

verb
See also: frost
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In her move showcase, Frost seems to be able to conjure weapons out of ice similar to Sub-Zero.
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The victim got into his car, called police and tailed Frost until he stopped on the 400 block of South Lake Street.
Temperature in nearby Baguio City dropped recently to 11.4 degrees Celsius, but this did not generate frost, locally known as 'andap,' Bentres said.
To sum up, the combination of some factors and levels of coarse-grained soil also produces certain frost heave.
For the range of conditions typical of heat pump systems, frost formation consists of three primary phases: condensation and droplet growth, crystal growth, and growth of a homogeneous, porous frost layer (Hoke et al.
At Cambridge crown court, prosecutor Jonathan Polnay said Frost was on an 18-hour cocaine binge and had not slept for 30 hours.
Meanwhile, the Frosts left a lot on the court in their semifinal victory over No.
Daily minimum temperatures measured at Stevenson screen level (height of 1.5 m above the ground) are normally used to assess the occurrence of frost in most places where ground or canopy level measurements are not recorded and the most common threshold value is temperature of 0[degrees]C or less [4,19].
(5) Frost Bank operates only in Texas, and the bank's main office is in San Antonio, Texas.
Robert Frost's granddaughter travels roads not taken by previous biographers.
Synopsis: Robert Frost stood at the intersection of nineteenth-century romanticism and twentieth-century modernism and made both his own.