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take a cold shower

To dampen or suppress sexual urges or feelings by distracting oneself with some kind of activity. Typically used as an imperative. You're losing your mind over this girl. Go take a cold shower before you do something stupid. That movie was steamy! I think I need to go home and take a cold shower.
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Who on earth takes a cold shower unless they're stuck on a campsite in a weird country and can't twiddle the right dial to get the shower to run hot?