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blacknomi

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The Cambridge dictionary defined "cold war" as a state of extreme unfriendliness existing between countries. Can I use this phrase to describe a situation after people have fight or argument, they don't talk to each other, no one wants to break the ice.

Say,

Mary and John have a cold war now.
 

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blacknomi said:
The Cambridge dictionary defined "cold war" as a state of extreme unfriendliness existing between countries. Can I use this phrase to describe a situation after people have fight or argument, they don't talk to each other, no one wants to break the ice.

Say,

Mary and John have a cold war now.

Yes, you could. Obviously this term was coined for the relationships bewteen the West and the Soviets after WW II. For your couple, I would use either "are in a cold war" or "are having a cold war". :wink:
 

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blacknomi said:
Danke schoen. Dear Mike.

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No problem my 5 thumb member! :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:
 
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