Definition of Pour cold water on

1. Verb. Be discouraging or negative about.

Exact synonyms: Throw Cold Water On
Generic synonyms: Discourage



Definition of Pour cold water on

1. Verb. (idiomatic of a suggestion, idea, emotion, achievement, etc.) To belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pour Cold Water On

poundkeepers
poundmaster
poundmasters
pounds
pounds per square inch
poupe
pouped
poupes
poupeton
poupetons
pouping
poupt
pour
pour-over will
pour-over wills
pour cold water on (current term)
pour down
pour forth
pour oil on troubled waters
pour one's heart out
pour out
pourability
pourable
pourboire
pourboires
pourcontrell
pourcuttle
pourcuttles
poured
poureliche

Literary usage of Pour cold water on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody; an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase, William Wesley Cook (1920)
"pour cold water on wheat bran; let boll for half an hour; strain and add sugar and lemon juice; pour boiling '.vater on flax-seed; let stand till it is ropy ..."

2. Practical Housekeeping: A Careful Compilation of Tried and Approved Recipes by Estelle Woods Wilcox, Bertha Clow (1883)
"pour cold water on wheat bran, let boil half an hour, strain and add sugar and lemon-juice. Pour boiling water on flax-seed, ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1800)
"It is on this principle of adapting the degree of warmth to the qualities of plants, that gardeners never pour cold water on ..."

4. Annual Register (1800)
"It is on this principle of ada. ting the degree Ot warmth to the qualities of plants, that gardeners never pour cold water on plants which delight in warn ..."

5. A Treatise on Domestic Economy, for the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at by Catharine Esther Beecher (1854)
"For bleeding at the nose, pour cold water on the back of the neck, keeping the head elevated. If a person be struck with lightning, throw pailfuls of cold ..."

6. The Dixie Cook-book by Estelle Woods Wilcox (1883)
"pour cold water on wheat bran, let boil half an hour, strain and add sugar and lemon-juice. Pour boiling water on flax-seed, let stand till it is ropy, ..."

7. Buckeye Cookery and Practical Housekeeping by Estelle Woods Wilcox (1877)
"pour cold water on wheat bran, let boil half an hour. strain and add sugar and lemon-juice. I'our boiling water on flax-seed, let stand till it is ropy, ..."

8. A Treatise on Apoplexy, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Cerebral Embolism, Cerebral by John A. Lidell (1873)
"But, even in adults, when we pour cold water on, or apply the ice-bag or frozen compresses to, the head, we should watch the effect produced on the pulse, ..."

9. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody; an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase, William Wesley Cook (1920)
"pour cold water on wheat bran; let boll for half an hour; strain and add sugar and lemon juice; pour boiling '.vater on flax-seed; let stand till it is ropy ..."

10. Practical Housekeeping: A Careful Compilation of Tried and Approved Recipes by Estelle Woods Wilcox, Bertha Clow (1883)
"pour cold water on wheat bran, let boil half an hour, strain and add sugar and lemon-juice. Pour boiling water on flax-seed, ..."

11. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1800)
"It is on this principle of adapting the degree of warmth to the qualities of plants, that gardeners never pour cold water on ..."

12. Annual Register (1800)
"It is on this principle of ada. ting the degree Ot warmth to the qualities of plants, that gardeners never pour cold water on plants which delight in warn ..."

13. A Treatise on Domestic Economy, for the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at by Catharine Esther Beecher (1854)
"For bleeding at the nose, pour cold water on the back of the neck, keeping the head elevated. If a person be struck with lightning, throw pailfuls of cold ..."

14. The Dixie Cook-book by Estelle Woods Wilcox (1883)
"pour cold water on wheat bran, let boil half an hour, strain and add sugar and lemon-juice. Pour boiling water on flax-seed, let stand till it is ropy, ..."

15. Buckeye Cookery and Practical Housekeeping by Estelle Woods Wilcox (1877)
"pour cold water on wheat bran, let boil half an hour. strain and add sugar and lemon-juice. I'our boiling water on flax-seed, let stand till it is ropy, ..."

16. A Treatise on Apoplexy, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Cerebral Embolism, Cerebral by John A. Lidell (1873)
"But, even in adults, when we pour cold water on, or apply the ice-bag or frozen compresses to, the head, we should watch the effect produced on the pulse, ..."

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