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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Philip wondered why she could not write in English like a sensible woman, and her passionate expressions, because they reminded him of a French novel, left him cold.
The Street Car Strike tempted him, but not so severely as he would have expected; and the great Meat Strike came on and left him cold.
Independently wealthy, he had been loath to dissipate his energies in the pink teas and freak dinners of society, while actresses, race-horses, and kindred diversions had left him cold.
Penry-Jones was pleased to land such a role, although some aspects left him cold.
Masi, whose previous musical about Leonardo Da Vinci has been optioned by Harold Prince, agrees with Platt that dogs have a deeper connection with humans than cats do - which may be why Andrew Lloyd Webber's ``Cats'' left him cold.