leave somebody cold

leave (one) cold

To not affect one; to bore or underwhelm one. A noun or pronoun is often used between "leave" and "cold." 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 somebody ˈcold

fail to affect or interest somebody: Classical music leaves me absolutely cold, but I love rock.His kind of humour just leaves me cold.
See also: cold, leave, somebody
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To leave somebody cold is 'not excite or interest somebody', while left out in the cold is 'ignored by a group'.
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