chladný jako led

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally: cold as ice.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈxladniː ˈjako ˈlɛt]

Phrase[edit]

chladný jako led

  1. (simile) ice-cold, very cold
    • 1875 December 2, Julius Zeyer, “Ondřej Černyšev”, in Lumír[1], volume III, number 48, page 582:
      [] když se Kateřina ruky její dotkla, cítila, že byla chladná jako led.
      [] when Kateřina touched her hand, she felt it was ice-cold.
  2. (simile, idiomatic) ice-cold, without emotions, distant
    • 1993, Jindřich Uher, Janáček – román života[2], Praha: Český spisovatel, →ISBN, page 305:
      Krasavice bezmála tři sta třicet let stará a věčně mladá, ale jen vyhořelý cit! Brrrrrr. Chladná jako led.
      The beauty was almost three hundred and thirty years old and forever young, but only with burnt-out emotions. Brrrrrr. Cold as ice.

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