in cold blood
phrasal with premeditation ; deliberately <
was killed in cold blood
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  • In cold blood — Cold Cold (k[=o]ld), a. [Compar. {Colder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Coldest}.] [OE. cold, cald, AS. cald, ceald; akin to OS. kald, D. koud, G. kalt, Icel. kaldr, Dan. kold, Sw. kall, Goth. kalds, L. gelu frost, gelare to freeze. Orig. p. p. of AS. calan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In Cold Blood — („Kaltblütig“) ist: Originaltitel von Kaltblütig, einem Roman von Truman Capote von 1965 In Cold Blood (1967), Verfilmung des Romans von Capote von Richard Brooks In Cold Blood (1993), ein US amerikanischen Film von James Glickenhaus von 1993 In… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • in cold blood — {adv. phr.} Without feeling or pity; in a purposely cruel way; coolly and deliberately. * /The bank robbers planned to shoot in cold blood anyone who got in their way./ * /The bandits planned to murder in cold blood all farmers in the village by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in cold blood — {adv. phr.} Without feeling or pity; in a purposely cruel way; coolly and deliberately. * /The bank robbers planned to shoot in cold blood anyone who got in their way./ * /The bandits planned to murder in cold blood all farmers in the village by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in cold blood — If something is done in cold blood, it is done ruthlessly, without any emotion …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in cold blood — ► in cold blood without feeling or mercy. Main Entry: ↑cold …   English terms dictionary

  • in cold blood — in a cruel calm way, without showing any emotion Unarmed civilians were shot in cold blood …   English dictionary

  • In Cold Blood — This article is about the book by Truman Capote. For the film and television adaptations, see In Cold Blood (film). For other uses, see In Cold Blood (disambiguation). In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences …   Wikipedia

  • in cold blood — adverb in a cold unemotional manner he killed her in cold blood • Syn: ↑coldly • Derived from adjective: ↑cold (for: ↑coldly) * * * adverb : with premeditation …   Useful english dictionary

  • in cold blood — if you do something, especially kill someone, in cold blood, you do it in a way which is cruel because you plan it and do it without emotion. Four men were charged with the killing, in cold blood, of a French tourist last summer. An unarmed boy… …   New idioms dictionary

  • in\ cold\ blood — adv. phr. Without feeling or pity; in a purposely cruel way; coolly and deliberately. The bank robbers planned to shoot in cold blood anyone who got in their way. The bandits planned to murder in cold blood all farmers in the village by the river …   Словарь американских идиом

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