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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
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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.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

leave someone cold

COMMON If something leaves you cold, it does not excite or interest you at all. Given the world situation, all this chit-chat about shopping and hairdos leaves me cold. I'm afraid modern `classical' music leaves me cold.
See also: cold, leave, someone
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

leave someone cold

fail to interest or excite someone.
1993 James Merril A Different Person I might have waxed sentimental over the ruins of Catullus's garçonnière but places that ‘breathe History’ have always left me cold.
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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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

leave someone cold

tv. to leave someone unaffected. He said it was dull, and it left him cold.
See also: cold, leave, someone
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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