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(as) cold as a witch's caress

Extremely cold. Ugh, the winters here are cold as a witch's caress—that's why I'm moving to Florida. Ack, don't touch me! Your hands are as cold as a witch's caress!
See also: caress, cold

(as) cold as a witch's teat

rude slang Extremely cold. Ugh, the winters here are cold as a witch's teat—that's why I'm moving to Florida. Ack, don't touch me! Your hands are as cold as a witch's teat!
See also: cold

(as) cold as a witch's tit

rude slang Extremely cold. Ugh, the winters here are cold as a witch's tit—that's why I'm moving to Florida.
See also: cold, tit

colder than a witch's tit

vulgar slang Very cold. Ugh, the winters here are colder than a witch's tit—that's why I'm moving to Florida.
See also: colder, tit

switch from (something) (to something else)

1. To stop doing, using, consuming, etc., something (in favor of something else). I switched from regular coffee to decaf a few years ago. I'm thinking of switching from my current Internet providers. Any suggestions?
2. To cause something to change from one type (to another). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "switch" and "from." I switched the music from soft jazz to hip-hop to inject some life into the party. You'll need a special adapter to switch the video output from a composite feed.
3. To cause someone to stop doing, using, consuming, etc., something (in favor of something else). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "switch" and "from." The doctor switched me from statins to inhibitors to help get my cholesterol under control. I've asked my boss to switch me from the morning shifts for the time being.
See also: something, switch

switch into (something)

1. To assume a different status, condition, role, etc. I find myself switching into teacher mode whenever I hear someone using incorrect grammar. The computer will switch into standby mode if you haven't done anything in more than 30 minutes.
2. To cause someone or something to assume a different status, condition, role, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "switch" and "from." You can switch the machine into a performance mode uses fuel more efficiently. They said they would switch us into a lower tax bracket because of our new employment arrangements.
3. To put on a different article or set of clothing. I need to go home and switch into my new gown for the charity ball later this evening. Let me just switch into my pajamas before we start the movie.
See also: switch

switch to (something)

1. To begin doing, using, consuming, etc., something new or different. You really ought to switch to decaf, Tom—you're way too stressed out! I'm switching to more of an aerobic workout routine instead of focusing so much on weight-training.
2. To cause, allow, or facilitate someone to begin doing, using, consuming, etc., something new or different. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "switch" and "to." The phone company said they can switch me to a cheaper plan. The doctors switched him to a different kind of cholesterol medication.
3. To change or convert something to a new or different status or condition. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "switch" and "to." You can switch the plane to autopilot for most of the journey. Please switch the computer to standby mode when you're leaving for the night.
See also: switch

witch hunt

An attempt to blame and punish people who hold unpopular views and opinions, often under the guise of some other investigation. The ruling party's witch hunt against its detractors sparked a civil war.
See also: hunt, witch

*cold as a welldigger's ass (in January)

 and *cold as a welldigger's feet (in January); *cold as a witch's caress; *cold as marble; *cold as a witch's tit; *cold as a welldigger's ears (in January)
very, very cold; chilling. (Use caution with ass. *Also: as ~.) Bill: How's the weather where you are? Tom: Cold as a welldigger's ass in January. By the time I got in from the storm, I was as cold as a welldigger's feet. The car's heater broke, so it's as cold as a welldigger's ears to ride around in it. She gave me a look as cold as a witch's caress.
See also: ass, cold

witch hunt

a campaign directed against a person or group holding unorthodox or unpopular views.
The expression was inspired by the persecution in former times of people believed to be witches, often culminating in execution by burning.
See also: hunt, witch
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The witches are aided by a hulking ogre called Edward.
The attempt is hoping to break the current record of 482 witches who gathered in Pendle, Lancashire in August.
By putting all the elements together correctly you can create a sense of astonishment,' is how he explains the scenes where boys and witches are turned into mice.
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In a minority of cases, as we have seen, allegations specified sorcery as the means by which damage was supposed to have been inflicted, and Ahrendt-Schulte argues that poisons were the primary means by which witches might have injured animals.
These Witches Don't Burn has a balance of teenage drama and the magical.
The Bible explicitly condemns witches, one commenter replied.
It enters into a cultural milieu in which an overwhelming number of films and television shows about witches, even other period pieces, reflect the more recent idea that witches are feminist.
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She once said: "Like most people, I secretly hope that it's true - that there are witches like Samantha, and that families like hers really do exist."
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In his family, it is an absolute rule that boys grow up to be shapeshifters and girls grow up to be witches. But Aster has no talent for communicating with animal spirits; instead, he has an innate knack for casting witch spells and wants to learn more.
"I think there are some witches in Salem & accused Communists from the 1950s who would like to have a word w/ you about the words WITCH HUNT," one twitter user wrote.