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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