nip in the air

nip in the air

A slight chill. I need to grab my jacket because there's definitely a nip in the air tonight.
See also: air, nip

(little) nip in the air

a cold feeling; cold weather. I felt a little nip in the air when I opened the window. There's more of a nip in the air as winter approaches.
See also: air, nip
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She read out an email from a listener that said: "When the weather is a little cold, we say that it's a bit Pearl Harbour, meaning there's a nasty nip in the air.
And the nip in the air is temporary and will be replaced within nanoseconds by El Nino's searing blast.