the cold shoulder

Definition of the cold shoulder

  1. :  cold and unfriendly treatment from a person known to one He got the cold shoulder from his former boss when he saw him at a restaurant. Most of the other professors gave him the cold shoulder.

Word by Word Definitions

coldplay
  1. :  having or being a temperature that is uncomfortably low for humans

    :  having a relatively low temperature or one lower than normal or expected

    :  not heated: such as

  1. :  bodily sensation produced by loss or lack of heat

    :  a condition of low temperature

    :  cold weather

  1. :  with utter finality :  absolutely, completely

    :  abruptly

    :  without introduction or advance notice

shoulderplay
  1. :  the laterally projecting part of the human body formed of the bones and joints with their covering tissue by which the arm is connected with the trunk

    :  the region of the body of nonhuman vertebrates that corresponds to the shoulder but is less projecting

    :  the two shoulders and the upper part of the back

  1. :  to push or thrust with or as if with the shoulder :  jostle

    :  to place or bear on the shoulder

    :  to assume the burden or responsibility of


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