in cold blood : Popular 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.

News & Articles

  • Thursday morning Montana news headlines
    WHITEFISH - The accused murderer of a Whitefish soldier changed his plea to guilty in a Louisiana courtroom on Wednesday as part of a plea agreement. Reporter Dax VanFossen caught up with the mother of Byron Whitcomb, the soldier who was murdered in cold blood almost three years ago. She says even with a guilty plea, there's no real comfort in the sentence.
    June 13, 2013 - KPAX Missoula
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • In Cold Bloodgives 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account of a 1959 murder of a Kansas family of four, subsequent trial, and conviction and put it to the side as either out of date, or too gruesome.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.
    June 8, 2013 - Independent Florida Alligator