leave one cold

leave cold

To not affect one; to bore or underwhelm one. The presentation had some nice points, but in general it just left me cold—it needed something to keep up interest.
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leave one cold

Disappoint one, fail to interest one. For example, This book leaves me cold. This expression, first recorded in 1853, employs cold in the sense of "unenthusiastic" or "indifferent," a usage dating from the late 1100s.
See also: cold, leave, one
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Given their finish, they could easily leave one cold were it not for Roberts's utilisation of pictorial and sculptural effect.