come in from the cold

idiom

: to become part of a group or of normal society again after one has been outside it
a former spy who has come in from the cold

Examples of come in from the cold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps the man was a spy who had come in from the cold; 1948 was the year after the Cold War got its name. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Mar. 2023 Year-round favorite destinations — and a chance to come in from the cold — are the Art Institute of Chicago, Skydeck, and the Museum of Illusions. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 23 Sep. 2021 Frequently, staples such as eggs and bread are gone by the time shoppers come in from the cold. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Feb. 2021

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“Come in from the cold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20in%20from%20the%20cold. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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