Winter Idioms

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  • I felt as snug as a bug in a rug in the cabin.
    To be very cozy and comfortable
  • I froze up when the teacher called on me to present in front of the class.
    To become frightened and anxious, and be unable to move, speak, or continue with something
  • He got cold feet right before jumping out of the plane to skydive.
    To get nervous and change your mind
  • I really want to get my driver's license, but my parents said to throw cold water on the idea.
    Discourage or stop something
  • She keeps blowing hot and cold about going to prom with him.
    To sometimes like or be interested in something or someone and sometimes not
  • Bundle up before going out.
    Get dressed very warmly
  • When my parents got divorced, my sister and I weathered the storm together.
    Deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged too much
  • Even on a cold day, he could break into a cold sweat thinking about his job.
    Feel nervous or frightened
  • A storm came through and left a blanket of snow.
    A thick covering of snow over the ground
  • We got snowed in while we were staying on Mt. Hood.
    Unable to leave a place because a lot of snow is falling or has fallen
  • The restaurant only serves comfort food.
    food that is enjoyable to eat and makes you feel happier, although it may not be very good for your health
  • Being alone in the house gives me the chills.
    It makes me feel very afraid.
  • She gave me the cold shoulder in the hall.
    Completely disregard or ignore someone
  • I was so nervous about meeting Samantha's parents for the first time, but her dad immediately broke the ice by asking about my car, and everything went great after that.
    Do or say something to relieve tension or get conversation going at the start of a party or when people meet for the first time
  • The car's bent fender is just the tip of the iceberg.
    A small and known part of something much larger and unknown
  • The cold snap killed the lettuce I was growing.
    A sudden, brief period of cold weather
  • It gets dark very early in the evening in the dead of winter.
    Middle of the winter
  • Every time I go to the store in December, the cashier says, "Season's greetings."
    "happy holidays"; an expression of goodwill in December or the New Year
  • After my mom found out I lied to her, she told me I'm walking on thin ice.
    To do something very risky or dangerous that might end in disaster
  • Every January I get the winter blues.
    Feeling sad and depressed because of the cold and lack of sunlight