hot and cold

hot and cold

1. Of one's body, both hot and cold at once, as from shock or illness. After the pneumonia took hold, she was hot and cold all night.
2. Alternating between two opposite states, especially being enthusiastic or interested one moment and disinterested the next. He was hot and cold throughout our entire date, so I have no idea if he wants to see me again.
See also: and, cold, hot

hot and cold

BRITISH
If someone or something makes you feel hot and cold, they make you feel extremely worried or nervous, and this causes you to feel as if your body is both hot and cold at the same time. When she realized what she was reading she grew hot and cold all over.
See also: and, cold, hot
References in classic literature ?
"I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath."
brief description of requirement the works comprise the replacement of existing hot and cold water services to achieve segregation between laboratory water usage and domestic water usage and provide a fully compliant installation in the pentland wing and 1985 building at the centre for ecology and hydrology, bush estate, penicuik, edinburgh, eh26 0qb.
The study examined the shelf-life of coffee extracted using both hot and cold water by analysing sensory and chemical profiles as well as microbial growth.
For hot and cold food and non-alcoholic beverages or similar commodities.
Researchers have found chemical differences between hot and cold brew coffee that may have health impacts.
Results published in the journal "Scientific Reports" also found that pH levels -- acidity indicator-- of both hot and cold coffee were similar, ranging from 4.85 to 5.13 for all coffee samples tested.
Hot and cold therapy- Usage Heat can supply two types of warmth, dry and a moist one.
It prevents the mixing of hot and cold air, which is the key to efficiency, by allowing higher work environment temperatures.
San Jose, CA, September 29, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Credence Research has recently issued a new market assessment report titled "Hot and Cold Therapy Packs - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2022." The global Hot and Cold Therapy Packs Market study provides a comprehensive view of the ongoing and future phases of the Hot and Cold Therapy Packs industry based on parameters such as major commercial events, research initiatives, government guidelines, market drivers, restraints and opportunities and detailed industry segmentation and regional distribution.
NEW YORK -- Mass market retailers sold nearly $236 million worth of hot and cold packs in the 52 weeks ended July 13, according to IRI.
-- Carex Health Brands has acquired the ThermiPaq hot and cold therapy product line from Thermionics Corp.
* The Hot-Cold Massager ($59.99) provides relief by combining soothing massage with hot and cold therapy to offer a more holistic approach to muscle tension and soreness.
This is because both hot and cold fluids within the plate heat exchanger are exposed to a much larger surface area per unit volume than that in the conventional (double pipe) heat exchanger [2].
The alternating hot and cold shower, known as contrast therapy, combines the inflammation-reducing benefits of ice with the circulation-improving benefits of heat.