Idioms Using Cold – One Minute English Video

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Video Transcript

Hello, welcome to TopUp Learning and welcome to your one minute lesson.  Today, as the weather is turning a little bit colder, I thought we’d look at some idioms using “cold”.

For example, “To get cold feet”.  This means to suddenly become scared or frightened to do something you had planned.

So for example, “I’m supposed to be getting married on Saturday, but I am getting cold feet”.  “To run hot and cold” means to keep changing your mind about something or someone, so for example, “One minute she loves him, the next minute she hates him, she really runs hot and cold.  I can’t keep up with her.”

“To give someone or to get the cold shoulder” means to deliberately be unfriendly to someone.  “I thought we were friends, but the last time I saw her she gave me the cold shoulder”.

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