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British pronunciation/blˈəʊ hˈɒt and kˈəʊld/
American pronunciation/blˈoʊ hˈɑːt ænd kˈoʊld/
to blow hot and cold
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to keep changing one’s attitude toward someone or something

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to [blow] hot and cold definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "blow hot and cold" and when to use it?

The idiom "blow hot and cold" is derived from an old English proverb dating back to the 16th century. It is used to describe someone who frequently changes their attitude, feelings, or opinions about something or someone.

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The CEO has been blowing hot and cold about the proposed merger, making it difficult for the shareholders to gauge her stance.
She blows hot and cold in her relationships, one moment showering affection and the next being distant.
In the past, he blew hot and cold in his political alliances, aligning with different factions to suit his interests.
If they blow hot and cold in their marketing campaign, they might appeal to a broader audience with diverse preferences.
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