give something the cold shoulder

give something the cold shoulder
give (someone/something) the cold shoulder to show no interest in someone or something.

Our town council has given the cold shoulder to a proposal to build a public swimming pool.

I'd love to know why Bill gave the cold shoulder to Janice.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • give someone the cold shoulder — give (someone/something) the cold shoulder to show no interest in someone or something. Our town council has given the cold shoulder to a proposal to build a public swimming pool. I d love to know why Bill gave the cold shoulder to Janice …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the cold shoulder — give (someone/something) the cold shoulder to show no interest in someone or something. Our town council has given the cold shoulder to a proposal to build a public swimming pool. I d love to know why Bill gave the cold shoulder to Janice …   New idioms dictionary

  • The Cold Room — Infobox Film name = The Cold Room image size = caption = director = James Dearden producer = Mark Forstater Bob Weiss writer = James Dearden novel: Jeffrey Caine narrator = starring = George Segal Amanda Pays Renee Soutendijk Warren Clarke… …   Wikipedia

  • To turn a cold shoulder to — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cold — cold1 W1S1 [kəuld US kould] adj comparative colder superlative coldest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(objects/surfaces/liquids/rooms)¦ 2¦(weather)¦ 3 be/feel/look/get cold 4¦(food)¦ 5¦(lacking feeling)¦ 6 get/have cold feet 7 give somebody the cold shoulder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoulder — 1 noun (C) 1 BODY PART one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck where the arm is connected: Put a shawl around your shoulders in case you get cold. | shrug your shoulders (=raise them to show that you do not know something or do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoulder — shoul|der1 W2S2 [ˈʃəuldə US ˈʃouldər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body part)¦ 2¦(clothes)¦ 3¦(meat)¦ 4 be looking over your shoulder 5 6 shoulder to shoulder 7 on somebody s shoulders 8 put your shoulder to the wheel 9¦(road side)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cold — 1 adjective 1 OBJECTS/SURFACES/LIQUIDS/ROOMS ETC having a low temperature: a blast of cold air | We slept on the cold ground. | feel cold: The office always feels so cold first thing on Monday morning. | ice/stone/freezing cold (=very cold): The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Outsider (The O.C. episode) — Infobox Television episode Colour = #ffaa44 Series = The O.C. Title = The Outsider Season = 1 (2003 2004) Caption = Ryan and Marissa beside the Cohen’s pool. Episode = 5 Airdate = September 2, 2003 (FOX) Writer = Melissa Rosenberg Director =… …   Wikipedia

  • shoulder — [shōl′dər] n. [ME schuldere < OE sculdor, akin to Ger schulter < IE * skḷdhrā, shoulder blade used as a spade < base * (s)kel , to cut > SHELL, SHILLING, SKULL] 1. a) the joint connecting the arm or forelimb with the body b) the part… …   English World dictionary

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