- My proposal met with a cool response.
- My proposal met with a cold response.
Are these sentences OK?
Do they mean the same?
What is the real meaning?
Yes, they are okay. As is ‘my proposal met with a luke warm response’ or ‘warm response’.
These terms indicate how well received the proposal was by the people who heard it.
In degrees the stages go like this:
cold - not well received
warm - well received
- He shot/murdered them dead in cold-blood.
- The killing was a cold-blooded act.
- He was the victim of a brutal, calculated premeditated murder.
- His father is cold and unaffectionate towards him.
Please comment on the validity of each sentence.
- He shot them dead in cold-blood. (‘murdered them dead’ does not work)
The rest are fine as they are.