take the chill off

idiom

: to raise the temperature slightly to a comfortable level
I'll turn on the heat for a bit, just to take the chill off.

Examples of take the chill off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add a mug of hot coffee to take the chill off from sitting in a cold foxhole all night. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 17 July 2023 If serving from the refrigerator, let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes to take the chill off. Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2021 Remove the meat from the refrigerator to take the chill off. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2023 Kreutzer’s film is beautiful in ways that rarely take the chill off the central character. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 6 Jan. 2023 Patio heaters take the chill off, but they are not designed to provide indoor levels of comfort. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 22 Nov. 2022 To take the chill off cool evenings, a heater suspends from the pergola. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Aug. 2022 And that's where Goma Janna could be found that night, weeping beside an oil lamp that threw light but not enough heat to take the chill off the basement room. Mystslav Chernov and Evgeniy Maloletka, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2022 When the fog rolls in, the restaurant offers blankets to take the chill off outdoor diners. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Jan. 2022

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“Take the chill off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20chill%20off. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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