frozen stiff

idiom

1
: completely stiff because of being wet and frozen
The shirt was frozen stiff.
2
informal : extremely cold
We were frozen stiff by the time we got indoors.

Examples of frozen stiff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But then Elaine achieves orgasm, and is immediately frozen stiff — dead. Vulture, 13 June 2023 Steve looked at me from underneath the ruff of his parka, a lovely mist of snow blowing 20 mph across the lake, his line frozen stiff in a dime-size opening in the ice. Anchorage Daily News, 2 Jan. 2021

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“Frozen stiff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frozen%20stiff. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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