(as) cold as (any) stone
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British pronunciation/az kˈəʊld az ˌɛni stˈəʊn/
American pronunciation/æz kˈoʊld æz ˌɛni stˈoʊn/
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used to refer to someone who is extremely unsympathetic and does not express strong emotions

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(as|) cold as (any|) stone definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "cold as stone" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "cold as stone" can be traced back to ancient times when stone or marble sculptures were commonly used to represent gods, heroes, or important figures. It is used to describe someone or something that lacks warmth, emotion, or empathy. It implies that the person is emotionally distant, unfeeling, and unresponsive.

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When he heard the tragic news, his face turned cold as stone, and he didn't utter a word for hours.
Mary is talking about her struggles, but her husband sits there, cold as stone, showing no sympathy.
Throughout the trial, the defendant's demeanor remained cold as stone, even during emotional testimonies.
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