Definition of out in the cold in English:

out in the cold

phrase

  • Ignored; neglected.

    ‘the talks left the French out in the cold’
    • ‘People in Malmesbury are understandably fed up that when in comes to recycling they are being left out in the cold.’
    • ‘All eight Cabinet posts will go the Labour members, leaving the Lib-Dems and the eight Independents out in the cold.’
    • ‘But the decision to close the two post offices has sparked fears the elderly or disabled and those who do not own a car will be left out in the cold.’
    • ‘Many students were left out in the cold as competition for limited enrolment spots escalated.’
    • ‘Racing officials today assured York residents they would not be left out in the cold when tickets for Royal Ascot in the city finally go on sale.’
    • ‘The loophole means investors are left out in the cold if their broker misuses the money and goes bust.’
    • ‘And on top of that, he steals all your friends and you're left out in the cold.’
    • ‘A York factory worker who thought she had been left out in the cold by a work share scheme has got her job back.’
    • ‘Addicts fear that they will be left out in the cold by a decision to move Rochdale's lifeline drug rehabilitation centre.’
    • ‘And we just can't get a hearing, we can't get recognition and we're still out in the cold.’
    disliked, friendless, unliked, unloved, unbefriended, uncherished, hated, detested, despised, loathed
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