: hard-line, cold-war, cold-shower Republican Protestants
A remedy for illusions; an imposer of reality; a dampener of spirits: turning a cold shower on the grimy, corrosive residue of 73 years of communism
[1990s+; Attested in 1866 in the form a douche of cold water; it should also be recalled that cold baths and showers have been a traditional prescription for calming the rampant male]
The feeling quickly dissipated when—shortly after—he found himself naked in a cold shower, surrounded by the two adult men.
The first words out of his mouth were simply “I just need a cold shower.”
He stumbled out of bed and went in to stand under a cold shower.
That is why coming back into it from the hill of Cagnes was really like a cold shower.
As the cold shower struck the pit of his stomach, one knee hitched.
Say, it was like standin' in front of a searchlight and under a cold shower, all at once.
The best preventive of recurrent colds is the judicious use of the sponge or cold shower bath.
But first I must have a hot bath and a cold shower and a change of clothes.
Linda jumped out of bed, and began to sing as she took her cold shower.
Finally he roused himself to go to the bathroom for a cold shower.