cold water
noun Date: 1808 depreciation of something as being ill-advised, unwarranted, or worthless <
threw cold water on our hopes
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cold-water — [kōld′wôt΄ər, kōld′wät΄ər] adj. designating a room, apartment, etc. that is not provided with hot water or, sometimes, a bathroom [a cold water flat] * * * cold wa·ter (kōldʹwô tər, wŏtʹər) adj. Lacking modern plumbing or heating facilities: a… …   Universalium

  • cold-water — [kōld′wôt΄ər, kōld′wät΄ər] adj. designating a room, apartment, etc. that is not provided with hot water or, sometimes, a bathroom [a cold water flat] …   English World dictionary

  • cold-water — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: cold water 1. : of or relating to temperance groups : preferring cold water to alcoholic beverages 2. a. : provided only with running cold water b. : not having all modern plumbing or heating facilities …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold-water — adjective Date: 1942 having only running water without heat or utility services provided < a cold water flat > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cold-water — adj. Cold water is used with these nouns: ↑faucet, ↑fish, ↑tap …   Collocations dictionary

  • cold water — noun disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa • Hypernyms: ↑disparagement, ↑depreciation, ↑derogation …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold water — cold colorless liquid which falls as rain and which we drink …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • cold water — 1) water bodies characterised by summer temperatures not exceeding 20°C 2) the species found in water bodies characterised by summer temperatures not exceeding 20°C …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Cold Water Army — Origin Tallahassee, Florida, United States Genres Pop Music Disco R B/soul music Punk rock Funk rock Years active 1988–1995, 2011 …   Wikipedia

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