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    stone cold?

    The two girls, Jim's wife, Mel and the coworker Andrea are coming out of a self-defense class to Jim in a big boxing hall talking about what to bring to their office and when Jim noticed them, he said "stone cold".
    Is it "it's really cold outside in terms of weather" or "the coffee or muffin she mentioned is very cold"? I can't get it!

    -g.w
    Mel- So, i'll see you at the store?
    Andrea- Mm-hmm. Oh, bring coffee?
    Mel- Of course. Muffin?
    Andrea- I think i've earned it. Pumpkin.
    Mel- Ooh! Done!
    Jim- Girls, stone cold

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    Re: stone cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The two girls, Jim's wife, Mel and the coworker Andrea are coming out of a self-defense class to Jim in a big boxing hall talking about what to bring to their office and when Jim noticed them, he said "stone cold".
    Is it "it's really cold outside in terms of weather" or "the coffee or muffin she mentioned is very cold"? I can't get it!

    -g.w
    Mel- So, i'll see you at the store?
    Andrea- Mm-hmm. Oh, bring coffee?
    Mel- Of course. Muffin?
    Andrea- I think i've earned it. Pumpkin.
    Mel- Ooh! Done!
    Jim- Girls, stone cold
    It has to be the muffins or the coffee. We don't use "stone cold" for weather - only for physical objects.

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    Re: stone cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It has to be the muffins or the coffee. We don't use "stone cold" for weather - only for physical objects.
    Maybe Jim overheard what the two girls were talking about as he was close to them. Then, did he say the muffin is stone-cold, an almost freezed one? But it doesn't seem to make some meaning. It feels meaningless, why did he say that?

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    Re: stone cold?

    What comes next? It's possible that "stone cold" is some sort of compliment towards the ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    What comes next? It's possible that "stone cold" is some sort of compliment towards the ladies.
    Now it's clear Andrea said "That's right" to Jim meaning "sone cold" is for the muffin she mentioned.

    Mel- So, i'll see you at the store?
    Andrea- Mm-hmm. Oh, bring coffee?
    Mel- Of course. Muffin?
    Andrea- I think i've earned it. Pumpkin.
    Mel- Ooh! Done!
    Jim - Girls, stone cold.
    Andrea - Ho ho! That's right.
    129867 - Hey.


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    #6

    Re: stone cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Now it's clear Andrea said "That's right" to Jim meaning "sone cold" is for the muffin she mentioned.

    Mel- So, i'll see you at the store?
    Andrea- Mm-hmm. Oh, bring coffee?
    Mel- Of course. Muffin?
    Andrea- I think i've earned it. Pumpkin.
    Mel- Ooh! Done!
    Jim - Girls, stone cold.
    Andrea - Ho ho! That's right.
    129867 - Hey.
    A lot of the meaning is obviously in the intonation and the visual cues.

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    Re: stone cold?

    In AmE "stone cold" is a slang term used to describe something extreme or ultimate. For example, an extremely attractive female might be described by an appreciative male as a "stone cold fox." When you are absolutely doing nothing at all, just relaxing and not having a care or worry in the world, you are "stone cold chilling." I think that in the OP's dialog Jim is being sarcastic and poking fun at Andrea and Mel for thinking of eating a simple pumpkin muffin as a big "treat" or something that must be earned. He's metaphorically rolling his eyes at them.

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    Re: stone cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE "stone cold" is a slang term used to describe something extreme or ultimate. For example, an extremely attractive female might be described by an appreciative male as a "stone cold fox." When you are absolutely doing nothing at all, just relaxing and not having a care or worry in the world, you are "stone cold chilling." I think that in the OP's dialog Jim is being sarcastic and poking fun at Andrea and Mel for thinking of eating a simple pumpkin muffin as a big "treat" or something that must be earned. He's metaphorically rolling his eyes at them.
    So is he saying like "You are only having small simple snack of muffin? That's kind of ridiculous"? He's not rolling his eyes to try to lure them as one of the girls is his wife. Does "earn" mean getting some privilege?

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    Re: stone cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    So is he saying like "You are only having small simple snack of muffin? That's kind of ridiculous"? He's not rolling his eyes to try to lure them as one of the girls is his wife. Does "earn" mean getting some privilege?
    Yes. He's rolling his eyes in exasperation because the women are so concerned about calories that they consider a small muffin to be a special privilege that they've earned only because they've participated in a bout of strenuous exercise (their self-defense class).

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    Re: stone cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Yes. He's rolling his eyes in exasperation because the women are so concerned about calories that they consider a small muffin to be a special privilege that they've earned only because they've participated in a bout of strenuous exercise (their self-defense class).
    I'm sorry it's still not clear, but by "clear" do they mean like earn money's earn or acquire something? "earn" is still not clear, sorry!

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