460 – 7 Cold Idioms – American English Idiom Lesson

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It’s getting cold out there. In fact, it snowed for the first time this season a few days ago. So for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at seven idioms that contain the word cold. The idioms are cold turkey, it will be a cold day in hell, have it down cold, cold calling, break out in a cold sweat, get cold feet, and give someone the cold shoulder. Let’s check them out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Joe quit drinking coffee cold turkey.
  • How did I stop smoking? I went cold turkey.
  • That restaurant was terrible. It’ll be a cold day in hell before I go there again.
  • Yes I am still angry with Bob. It’ll be a cold day in hell before I call him.
  • Using Excel for me is easy. I have it down cold.
  • I memorized my speech so I have it down cold. I guess I’m ready for the presentation.
  • I broke out in a cold sweat when the company announced they were going to be closing some branch offices. I hope it’s not mine.
  • Tommy broke out in a cold sweat with his girlfriend asked him when they were going to get married.
  • Cold calling is part of Joe’ job as a sales person.
  • This position is a combination of customer service and cold calling.
  • Rachel got cold feet on of the day of her wedding and never went to the church.
  • Tommy is very shy and always gets cold feet when he tries to ask a girl for a date.
  • Jack’s ex-girlfriend gave him the cold shoulder when she saw him at a party.
  • My neighbor is not very friendly and always gives me the cold shoulder.

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