Supposing I'm ready to fling my cap over the mill, other starchy people will give you the cold shoulder
until you're married.
"Ay, he comes back," said the landlord, "to his great friends, now and again, and gives the cold shoulder
to the man that made him."
He had an uneasy feeling that Lawson, after helping him, would turn the cold shoulder
Casaubon has devilish good reasons, you may be sure, for turning the cold shoulder
on a young fellow whose bringing-up he paid for.
Those who knew the story gave him the cold shoulder
; those who knew it not, seeing one brother disappear, and the other succeed in the estate, raised a cry of murder; so that upon all sides he found himself evited.
'And does Miss Linton turn a cold shoulder
on him?' was the doctor's next question.
Huntingdon?' cried his brother-in-law; 'I struck Walter Hargrave when I was drunk, the second night after we came, and he's turned a cold shoulder
on me ever since; though I asked his pardon the very morning after it was done!'
But Tom turned a cold shoulder
to Polly, and made it evident, by his cavalier manner that he really did n't think her "worth a sixpence."
He gives me the cold shoulder
on this very matter as if he had had nothing to do with it, instead of being the first to propose it.
All understood the art of speaking fair when a point was to be gained, and could with consummate skill and at a moment's notice turn the cold shoulder
the instant civility ceased to be profitable.
The Hole, albeit in a general way not over nice in its choice of company, was rather shy in reference to the honour of cultivating the Rogue's acquaintance; more frequently giving him the cold shoulder
than the warm hand, and seldom or never drinking with him unless at his own expense.
"They will give you the cold shoulder
. Do you know what that means?"