Posted by: episystechpubs | January 6, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Winter Idioms and Phrases

Here are some winter idioms and phrases that have nothing to do with the weather (descriptions from

A snowball effect: a situation in which something increases in size or importance at a faster and faster rate

As the wind blows: as dictated by or according to fortune, circumstance, or the natural outcome of events

Break the ice: to make people feel comfortable in a social situation

Chill out: calm down or relax

Cold feet: fear of doing something; cowardice at the moment of action

Cold shoulder: an attitude of rejection

Fair-weather friend: someone who is your friend only when things are pleasant or going well for you

On thin ice: a risky situation

Perfect storm: a chance or rare combination of individual elements, circumstances, or events that together form a disastrous, catastrophic, or extremely unpleasant problem or difficulty

Rain on someone’s parade:to spoil something for someone

Ride out the storm:to continue to exist and not be harmed during a very difficult period

Snow on the mountain: silver, grey, or white hair on one’s head, as due to aging

Snowed under: overworked; exceptionally busy

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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