leave (one) 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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leave someone cold

tv. to leave someone unaffected. He said it was dull, and it left him cold.
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If they do come back, it will be a whole different ballgame after these people walked out and left us cold.
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Last night, parents Julie and Christopher blasted the NHS and the hospital, saying: "It has destroyed our faith in the medical profession and left us cold.
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This will come as good news after a summer which left us cold, wet and miserable.
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The rises are nothing short of callous - and although it is the height of summer, they have left us cold.