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    to freeze sb. into stone

    But if ever I began to show the slightest idea of comradeship, he was immediately offended; and when once I suggested that I might help his private secretary to write some of his letters, he froze me into stone. – From p46, A Roving Commission – My Early Life by Winston S. Churchill, Charles Scribner’s Sons 1930.

    Could anyone tell me the exact meaning of freezing sb. into stone? And why.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: to freeze sb. into stone

    There is no exact meaning. This is close to the intended meaning: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict.../freeze-sb-out
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: to freeze sb. into stone

    Also posted and answered here.

    Please don't waste our members' time by posting on multiple forums at the same time, coolfool.

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