cold shouldered

cold shouldered
Meaning
Be treated in an offhand unfriendly way.
Origin
Visitors who you welcomed were given a cooked meal; those you didn't were given cold shoulder (of meat).

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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  • cold-shoulder — {v.}, {informal} To act towards a person; with dislike or scorn; be unfriendly to. * /Fred cold shouldered his old friend when they passed on the street./ * /It is impolite and unkind to cold shoulder people./ Compare: BRUSH OFF(2), HIGH HAT,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cold-shoulder — {v.}, {informal} To act towards a person; with dislike or scorn; be unfriendly to. * /Fred cold shouldered his old friend when they passed on the street./ * /It is impolite and unkind to cold shoulder people./ Compare: BRUSH OFF(2), HIGH HAT,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cold-shoulder — cold shoulders, cold shouldering, cold shouldered 1) N SING: usu the N If one person gives another the cold shoulder, they behave towards them in an unfriendly way, to show them that they do not care about them or that they want them to go away.… …   English dictionary

  • cold-shoulder someone — cold shoulder (someone) give (someone) the cold shoulder to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand. After their argument, Peter cold shouldered Jonathan for the rest …   New idioms dictionary

  • cold-shoulder — (someone) give (someone) the cold shoulder to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand. After their argument, Peter cold shouldered Jonathan for the rest of the week …   New idioms dictionary

  • cold-shoulder — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms cold shoulder : present tense I/you/we/they cold shoulder he/she/it cold shoulders present participle cold shouldering past tense cold shouldered past participle cold shouldered to be unfriendly towards… …   English dictionary

  • cold shoulder — 1. n. a cool reception; the brushoff. □ I didn’t expect to be greeted by such a cold shoulder. □ I got the cold shoulder at the office today. 2. tv. to ignore someone; to give someone a cool reception. □ The hostess cold shouldered me, so I… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cold-shoulder — v informal To act towards a person; with dislike or scorn; be unfriendly to. Fred cold shouldered his old friend when they passed on the street. It is impolite and unkind to cold shoulder people. Compare: brush off(2), high hat, look down one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cold-shoulder — verb pay no attention to, disrespect She cold shouldered her ex fiance • Syn: ↑slight • Derivationally related forms: ↑cold shoulder, ↑slight (for: ↑slight) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cold forming — or cold forging, is a manufacturing process in which metal is shaped at ambient temperature to produce metal components to a close tolerance and net shape. Techniques include bending, cold drawing, cold heading, coining extrusion (forward or… …   Wikipedia

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