blowing hot and cold


blowing hot and cold
changing, alternating

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • blow hot and cold — VACILLATE, dither, shilly shally, waver, be indecisive, change one s mind, be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure; Brit. haver, hum and haw; Scottish swither. → hot * * * phrasal : to be favorable at one moment and adverse the next : react or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • blow hot and cold —    If you blow hot and cold on an idea, your attitude and opinion keeps changing; one minute you are for it, the next you are against.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you blow hot and cold about something, you constantly change your… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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 boys will get …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blow hot and cold — to change your mind a lot about whether you like someone or something The European Union keeps blowing hot and cold on the issue of membership …   English dictionary

  • To blow hot and cold — Blow Blow, v. i. [imp. {Blew} (bl[=u]); p. p. {Blown} (bl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blowing}.] [OE. blawen, blowen, AS. bl[=a]wan to blow, as wind; akin to OHG. pl[=a]jan, G. bl[ a]hen, to blow up, swell, L. flare to blow, Gr. ekflai nein to spout… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hot — hot1 W2S1 [hɔt US ha:t] adj comparative hotter superlative hottest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(high temperature)¦ 2¦(spicy)¦ 3¦(very popular/fashionable)¦ 4¦(good)¦ 5¦(sexy)¦ 6¦(difficult/dangerous)¦ 7 a hot issue/topic etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cold Feet — For other uses, see Cold feet (disambiguation). Cold Feet Cold Feet intertitle Genre Comedy drama Created by …   Wikipedia

  • Blowing — Blow Blow, v. i. [imp. {Blew} (bl[=u]); p. p. {Blown} (bl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blowing}.] [OE. blawen, blowen, AS. bl[=a]wan to blow, as wind; akin to OHG. pl[=a]jan, G. bl[ a]hen, to blow up, swell, L. flare to blow, Gr. ekflai nein to spout… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English