leave cold

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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.
See also: cold, leave
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave someone cold

to leave someone unaffected or bored. He said it was dull, and it left him cold. The music's good, but the story left the producer cold.
See also: cold, leave
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But when it comes to hotel design, the term can ring alarm bells - all too often 'luxury' is a byword for diamanteI-encrusted bling and dark-polished surfaces, a concept that can leave us cold.
We're supposed to feel sorry for Diana and Mazin ladles on the anguish for her back story, but the con woman's disregard for Sandy and initial lack of remorse leave us cold at the very moment the film encourages us to care about this wayward soul.
This is not something one can say about any other Muslim state, and it explains why the politics of Saudi Arabia or even Turkey leave us cold. Moreover, and more deeply, because it has no priesthood, Islam, and especially Shi'ism, is itself a fundamentally "democratic" religion comparable to Puritanism and other forms of Presbyterianism.
"There are a string of reasons, rehashed over and over, as to why euro elections leave us cold: Brussels is a faraway place, what possible difference can six Cypriot MEPs make, et cetera."
Carpeting the country from Land's End to John O'Groats with huge wind turbines would still leave us cold and in the dark.
The Big White paints a portrait of small town life in broad strokes that leave us cold.
"The challenge will be to turn `dead' objects that leave us cold into things we can truly warm to."
Their banality, their insignificance, their very origin (the artist's childhood in Bottrop, a coal-mining town in Germany) should leave us cold, instead, they do not cease to intrigue us.
But security isn't so easily transferable: other people's baseball cards and squeeze toys and Bobby Short records are bound to leave us cold. What Radio Days, without meaning to, winds up telling us is that the things that make life worth living aren't the same as the things that make movies worth making.