trail goes cold


used to say that the marks, signs, smells, etc., that are left behind by someone or something can no longer be found or followed
When we got to the river, the trail went cold.

Examples of trail goes cold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video trail goes cold soon after that; somehow Doty made it to the Marina. Lauren Smiley, WIRED, 7 Nov. 2023 After that, the trail goes cold as far as the official record is concerned. Samuel Braslow, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Aug. 2023

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“Trail goes cold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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