in cold blood : Idioms in English

in cold blood

To do something harmful without feeling
Ronald was killed by a masked man who shot him in cold blood.

in cold blood Meaning(s)

  • (r) in a cold unemotional manner

in cold blood in News

  1. Whitey Bulger shows soft spot for potential juror

    Accused mass murderer James “Whitey” Bulger — charged with gunning down, throttling and mutilating 19 men and women in cold blood — made a show of apparent consideration for a father of three with a sick wife, facing four months of jury duty.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Boston Herald

  2. "In Cold Blood" gives chilling recount of murder

    Most would look at an account of a 1959 murder of a Kansas family of four, subsequent trial, and conviction and put it to the side as either out of date, or too gruesome. Yet, Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood" is neither.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Independent Florida Alligator

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