Origin of cold fish
Examples from the Web for cold fish
That would have been where cold-fish Balmordan hadn't been able to make it against his mind-blocks finally.Legacy|James H Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for cold fish
Idioms and Phrases with cold fish
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.