Definition of out in the cold in US English:

out in the cold

phrase

  • Ignored; neglected.

    ‘the talks left the French out in the cold’
    • ‘The loophole means investors are left out in the cold if their broker misuses the money and goes bust.’
    • ‘All eight Cabinet posts will go the Labour members, leaving the Lib-Dems and the eight Independents 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.’
    • ‘Many students were left out in the cold as competition for limited enrolment spots escalated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And we just can't get a hearing, we can't get recognition and we're still out in the cold.’
    • ‘And on top of that, he steals all your friends and you're left out in the cold.’
    • ‘Addicts fear that they will be left out in the cold by a decision to move Rochdale's lifeline drug rehabilitation centre.’
    • ‘A York factory worker who thought she had been left out in the cold by a work share scheme has got her job back.’
    • ‘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.’
    disliked, friendless, unliked, unloved, unbefriended, uncherished, hated, detested, despised, loathed
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