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The cold shoulder

Origin of Phrases - T

 

The cold shoulder

Meaning: An unfriendly reception.

 

Example: I asked my friends to loan me money but was met with the cold shoulder.

 

Origin: The shoulder of beef is a less desirable cut. Serving a cold piece of beef shoulder to your guests is a not so subtle message that they are not welcome in your home.

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