stone-cold


adjective

completely cold

adverb

(intensifier)stone-cold sober

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Idioms and Phrases with stone-cold

stone cold

Unfeeling, insensible, as in That sad story left her stone cold. This analogy was already used by Shakespeare in Henry V (2:3): “Cold as any stone.”

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