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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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At that moment she was oblivious of her surroundings, and from her smiling lips flowed sounds which anyone may produce at the same intervals hold for the same time, but which leave you cold a thousand times and the thousand and first time thrill you and make you weep.
Intimate, mesmerizing, heartjarring, this short memoir will leave you cold to the touch but better for it.
If carols leave you cold, mince pies make you wince and you can't stomach another party with all those amateurs who don't go out the other 364 days of the year then perhaps an alternative Christmas should be on the cards.
7 Bargain hunt We make sure ice-cream tones and sorbet shades don't leave you cold, with some sweet style ideas.
River Cottage Veg Channel 4, 8pm If Nigella''s cooking techniques leave you feeling as sickly sweet as the home-made treacle sponge she lovingly paws over, and the military-style commands of Gordon Ramsay''s kitchen quite frankly leave you cold, this series at the capable hands of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has come up trumps for the domestic bods among us.
IMMERSING us in a world of intoxicating sensory pleasures, this film will either seduce you or leave you cold. Tom Tykwer's ravishing picture is a heady journey into the mind of a serial killer who barely utters a word for the entire film, conveying a maelstrom of emotions through Ben Whishaw's lead performance.
UNLESS you pledged allegiance to the Stars and Stripes every morning at school, the heroics and patriotic fever of The Alamo are going to leave you cold. This ludicrously overblown Disney production (pounds 60million very badly spent) wants to turn textbook myths into real men.
Spend time reviewing your current communication pieces to see if they inspire you or leave you cold.
Go there (it's still online), choose love or lust, and you will follow an anfractuous and unending path of either/or links like "In social situations, are you most often feared by others or protected by others?" to another question like "Does the word 'outlet' make you jump for joy or leave you cold?" then to "Are you for or against Jane Fonda exercise tapes?" and on, This piece can be taken as, among many things, a satire of multiple-choice pop-psychology tests, a parody of hyperlinks, and an inquiry into the nature of free will.
They're not a bad choice if low-fat ice creams leave you cold. The calories drop to about 200 for vanilla, and stay in the high 200s for the fancier flavors.
"There is something to admire in Liverpool's raw-boned approach if you like that sort of thing and also their meanness in defence deserves plaudits, but they do leave you cold when it comes to enterprise."
BEST COOKERY River Cottage Veg (Channel 4, tonight, 8pm) * IF Nigella's cooking techniques leave you feeling as sickly sweet as the home-made treacle sponge she lovingly paws over, and the military-style commands of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen quite frankly leave you cold, this series at the capable hands of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has come up trumps for the domestic bods among us.
IF you're immune to the charms of David Duchovny, who stars as the aptly named writer Hank Moody, having a ringside seat for his sexual misadventures might leave you cold.
The black and white video which accompanies the track sums up the classy appeal of Caught In A Moment, but if ballads leave you cold it's advisable to avoid this track at all costs.
And while the art of Johns, whether late or early, often reveals a bitter tension, a s ecret personal content under excruciating pressure from a willed impersonality, Salle's paintings are impersonal, period, and leave you cold.