cold water definition

  • noun:
    • Casual Discouragement, deterrence, or deprecation, by a proposal or a concept deemed silly or ill-advised: "The President ended up being cautious never to toss cold water in the newest Soviet arms proposition” ( Christian Science Monitor).
    • disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation
    • Informal Discouragement, deterrence, or deprecation, by a proposal or a thought deemed silly or ill-advised: "The President ended up being careful not to ever throw chilled water in the most recent Soviet arms suggestion” ( Christian Science Track).
    • disparagement of an idea or hope or expectation

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