cold shower


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cold shower

n. Informal
A startlingly chilly, unenthusiastic reaction, response, or reception: They threw a cold shower on my suggestion.
References in classic literature ?
I am writing in it now in the late afternoon loveliness, much interrupted by the mosquitoes and the temptation to look at all the glories of the new green leaves washed half an hour ago in a cold shower.
Jo gave a sort of gasp, as if a cold shower bath had suddenly fallen upon her, for such an unexpected turning of the tables actually took her breath away.
I don't see the sense of crowing over him as a superb national production, because he is big and strong, and drinks beer with impunity, and takes a cold shower bath all the year round.
Taking a cold shower in the morning, and  feeling cold water pour down over our body seems more horrifying than soothing.
Can a cold shower trigger a stroke or heart attack?
EMPTEEZY says if customers are about to take a cold shower it recommends that they don't.
The boy said he was banned from going to the toilet in the night but given cold showers "for 15 or 20 minutes" if he wet the bed and once spent the whole day in a cold shower, drip drying in between.
The boy said he was banned from going to the toilet in the night but given cold showers "for 15 or 20 minutes" if he wet the bed and one day he spent the whole day in a cold shower, drip drying in between.
Taking a cold shower tightens the pores by constricting blood flow and enhancing the circulation.
There was a cold shower and guys pounding on my door all night.
To"American Watcher", may I suggest a cold shower, and to Nizam, the South African judicial system has been rated amongst the best.
Stuart said: "I've just seen some scenes and man do you need a cold shower after.