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    a large selection of phraseological expressions

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your choice concerning the following expressions?

    cold as marble
    cold as stone
    cold as ice
    cold as charity
    cold as cucumber
    cold as wagontire
    cold as mouse’s belly
    cold as the witch’s teat

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: a large selection of phraseological expressions

    cold as stone (as in "his heart was cold as stone" meaning he has no empthy or compassion or love)

    cold as ice or "icy" (as in "she gave him an icy stare" meaning she looked at him with no social warmth)

    cool as a cucumber (as in "he's as cool as a cucumber" meaning he wasn't bothered or concerned about something that could have been a problem)

    cold as the witch’s teat (not in common useage in polite conversation - refers to the nipple or breast of a witch - cold because no one would want to touch or caress it)


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    Re: a large selection of phraseological expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your choice concerning the following expressions?

    cold as marble
    cold as stone
    cold as ice
    cold as charity
    cold as cucumber
    cold as wagontire This is not a common idiom.
    cold as mouse’s belly Nor is this.
    cold as a witch’s teat

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Choice for what purpose?

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    Re: a large selection of phraseological expressions

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your reply as well as for your precise recommendation concerning the actuality of the enumerated above expressions..

    I have a mind to move the mentioned above “large selection of phraseological expressions” be put to your expert choice as well as to your eventual ratification in order to get a better understanding of their workability in contemporary English language.

    There is a brief excerpt from an English text where you might see one of the “unauthentic” for you expression.
    Dearly Departed

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    The Wild West was a violent time, with death always close at hand. Here's a sampling of the colorful vernacular folks used to describe "meeting their maker."


    • Dead = buzzard food, cold as a wagon tire, gone up the flume, resting in peace in the marble orchard
    • Cemetery = boot yard, bone orchard
    • To die = to cut your suspenders, to cash in
    • Getting shot = lead poisoning
    • To kill by drowning = to Pecos
    • Be killed = bite the ground

    Buckboard Provisioning Company - Juan Patron's Hot Cocoa Mix


    Thank you again for your backing.


    Regards,

    V.

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