Definition of blow cold on in English:

blow cold on


  • Regard unfavourably.

    ‘however, they are now blowing cold on the issue’
    • ‘In particular, why are western organisations so ready to trim their sails to get through the country's trade winds which blow cold on any outside criticism of its record on human rights?’
    • ‘Now it seems to be blowing cold on the missile shield, looks hell-bent on creating a European army and looks like it's abandoning Nato.’
    • ‘His people stride about spreading the word that the chancellor is blowing cold on the whole thing.’
    • ‘Sadly the Canes were blowing cold on the night, although it didn't really dampen the crowd's enthusiasm for a festival of entertainment that is only partly about rugby.’
    • ‘What it meant was the Party base was going to blow cold on him right up to the hearings.’