play freeze out

play freeze out

To make some space as cold as possible for an extended period of time, with the aim of forcing someone to admit that they are too cold, at which point they are deemed the loser. We decided to play freeze out to pass the time during the drive, cranking the air conditioning to full blast and opening all the windows as we drove through the icy winter night.
See also: freeze, out, play
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

play freeze-out

to open windows and doors, or turn down a thermostat, making someone cold. Wow, it's cold in here! Who's playing freeze-out? Is someone trying to play freeze-out?
See also: play
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

play freeze-out

tv. to open windows and doors, or turn down a thermostat, making someone cold. (see also freeze someone out.) Wow, it’s cold in here! Who’s playing freeze-out?
See also: play
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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