Make One’s Blood Run Cold

Also: Freeze one’s blood Turn one’s blood to ice Meaning Of Idiom ‘Make One’s Blood Run Cold’ When something makes your blood run cold it fills you with great fear or horror. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: … Read more

Cold, Hard Cash

Also: Hard cash Cold cash Meaning of Idiom ‘Cold, Hard Cash’ Cold, hard cash means actual money in the form of bills and coins as opposed to checks, credit, or any other form of payment; money that is readily available for payment. Compare to cash on the barrelhead. Usage The full idiom is rarely used verbally. Hard cash is … Read more

Cold Comfort

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cold Comfort’ When something is said to be cold comfort, it is little or no consolation at all. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage “The severance package was … Read more

Catch Your Death (You’ll)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Catch Your Death’ To catch your death is an exaggerated way of saying to catch a severe cold. The idiom can be extended to any similar illness associated with cold weather, such as flu.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage Most often the expression is used … Read more