hot and cold


hot and cold
Ambivalent; having conflicting emotions.
2. adverb
Ambivalently; with conflicting emotions.

They went hot and cold about the proposal for a whole year, before finally saying no.


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  • blow hot and cold — {v. phr.} To change your ways or likes often; be fickle or changeable. * /Tom blows hot and cold about coming out for the baseball team; he cannot decide./ * /Mary blew hot and cold about going to college; every day she changed her mind./ * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • feel hot and cold all over — feel/go hot and cold (all over) British & Australian, informal to feel that your body is hot and cold at the same time, because you have had a shock. When I suddenly saw him again in the street after all these years, I went hot and cold all over …   New idioms dictionary

  • go hot and cold all over — feel/go hot and cold (all over) British & Australian, informal to feel that your body is hot and cold at the same time, because you have had a shock. When I suddenly saw him again in the street after all these years, I went hot and cold all over …   New idioms dictionary

  • feel hot and cold — feel/go hot and cold (all over) British & Australian, informal to feel that your body is hot and cold at the same time, because you have had a shock. When I suddenly saw him again in the street after all these years, I went hot and cold all over …   New idioms dictionary