Origin of cold fish
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That would have been where cold-fish Balmordan hadn't been able to make it against his mind-blocks finally.Legacy
James H Schmitz
A hard-hearted, unfeeling individual, one who shows no emotion, as in Not even the eulogy moved him; he's a real cold fish. This expression was used by Shakespeare in The Winter's Tale (4:4): “It was thought she was a woman, and was turn'd into a cold fish.” However, it came into wider use only in the first half of the 1900s.