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    ratóncolorao is offline Member
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    Default Colder than ice

    Hello,

    When we are on the beach and the water of the sea is freezing cold, can we say?:

    This water is colder than ice.

    Is it a common expression in English language?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Colder than ice

    This is a hyperbole you might hear from a child. It's not a common expression.

    More common (also exaggerations) are 'This water's like ice'; 'It's icy cold'; 'It's as cold as ice'.

    Rover

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