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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?
See also: frost
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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There is no need to wait for the late night weather forecast for warning of one of these spring radiation frosts. They are most likely to occur when the air is still and are caused by a loss of heat from the earth's surface through radiation into outer space.
It is this latent or hidden heat that can be used to guard against sudden or unseasonable frosts. As water freezes on the plant, it creates a coating sometimes as much as a half-inch thick.
- In the wake of recent widespread frosts throughout California's key growing regions, Ocean Mist Farms here is touting highly flavorful "frost kissed" artichokes that are now in stores for a limited time.
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The vineyards are damaged by spring frosts because this is the season called bud break, when the vines send out tender young shoots that will produce this fall's grape crop.
Scientists say that the distribution of frosts on Pluto may change dramatically as the planet's elliptical, 248-year orbit takes it further into the chillier reaches of the outer solar system.
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