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blow cold

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blow cold


To show disinterest: blows cold to his new ideas

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Then blow cold breath on its face and breast to cause its lungs to act.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • Oh, yes, he can ride two horses at once, and blow hot and blow cold.

    Jess H. Rider Haggard
  • They blow hot and blow cold, just as you do, and it is the very last sort of thing to expect to find in a retreat like Talbothays.

  • When the pendulum strikes the hour of midnight, I'll blow cold, on your heart, so that it stops like a clock that's run down.

    The Road to Damascus August Strindberg
  • I blew hot upon timorous counsels; I blow cold on rash ones.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • The grand policy of theologians is to blow hot and to blow cold, to afflict and to console, to frighten and to reassure.

  • I never thought you was one to blow hot an' blow cold when it come to a fellow like Jerry Norton.

    Country Neighbors

    Alice Brown
  • Yes; very dangerous, and one who could turn like the wind and blow hot and blow cold.

    Child of Storm H. Rider Haggard

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