out cold


out cold
out cold & out like a light
1. Fig. unconscious. •

I fell and hit my head. I was out cold for about a minute.

Tom fainted! He's out like a light!

2. Fig. intoxicated. •

Four beers and he was out cold.

He sat in his chair at the table, out cold.

3. Fig. sound asleep. •

After a few minutes of tossing and turning, she was out like a light.

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{adv.} or {adj.}, {informal} Unconscious; in a faint. * /The ball hit Dick in the head and knocked him out cold for ten minutes./ * /They tried to lift Mary when she fell down, but she was out cold./ Syn.: OUT LIKE A LIGHT(2). Compare: PASS OUT.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • out cold — {adv.} or {adj.}, {informal} Unconscious; in a faint. * /The ball hit Dick in the head and knocked him out cold for ten minutes./ * /They tried to lift Mary when she fell down, but she was out cold./ Syn.: OUT LIKE A LIGHT(2). Compare: PASS OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • out cold — [adj] unconscious benumbed, blacked out*, comatose, dead to the world*, down for the count*, drowsy, feeling no pain*, flattened*, in a trance, numb, on the canvas*, out, out like a light*, passed out*, put away*, senseless, zonked*; concepts 314 …   New thesaurus

  • out cold — UNCONSCIOUS, knocked out, out for the count; informal KO d, kayoed. → out * * * out cold Unconscious • • • Main Entry: ↑cold * * * out cold phrase completely unconscious Thesaurus: asleep and unconscious …   Useful english dictionary

  • out cold — 1. mod. unconscious. □ Paul was out cold when we found him. □ Who knocked him out cold? 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ Four beers and he was out cold. □ He sat i …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • out\ cold — adv or adj informal Unconscious; in a faint. The ball hit Dick in the head and knocked him out cold for ten minutes. They tried to lift Mary when she fell down, but she was out cold. Syn.: out like a light(2) Compare: pass out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out cold — one swift punch from Max, and Parnell was out cold Syn: unconscious, knocked out, down/out for the count; informal KO d, kayoed …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • out cold — unconscious, knocked out    Liam is out cold. A baseball hit him on the side of the head …   English idioms

  • out cold — unconscious, in a faint He was out cold when the nurse went into his room to check on him …   Idioms and examples

  • out cold — Synonyms and related words: asleep, blind, blind drunk, blotto, cataleptic, catatonic, cold, comatose, dead, doped, drugged, half conscious, helpless, narcotized, nirvanic, oblivious, out, out of it, overcome, paralyzed, passed out, semiconscious …   Moby Thesaurus


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