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Slang

cold fish

This page is about the slang term cold fish

Meaning

an unfriendly, unsociable person

For example

  • Our manager is a cold fish. He never jokes with us, and he only talks about work and business.

  • Everyone says Mark's new boyfriend is a cold fish, but Mark says it's just that he's shy and he can't relax with people until he gets to know them.

Quick Quiz

Which job would be best for someone who's a cold fish?

a. kindergarten teacher

b. software designer

c. marriage counsellor

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Contributor: Matt Errey