Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is also getting the cold shoulder from his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu.
The idea was that by giving Karzai the cold shoulder, Obama would have an easier time demanding results.
He was hopeful about Obama, but he can turn a cold shoulder should he need to for domestic political purposes.
If they did so, they would likely not get a cold shoulder from President Putin.
Cersei had been giving the Jaime the cold shoulder since his return, and the one-handed “Kingslayer” reaches his breaking point.
If he gives you the cold shoulder, you will not be worse off than you were before, and you shall come back with me.
The whole ship's company here in Bayport are givin' me the cold shoulder.
The moment she admitted that she had worked in a factory the cold shoulder was turned.
Say, my right arm is numb from being so close to that cold shoulder she was givin' me.
He thought he would feel more wide-awake if he gave that fire the cold shoulder, and exercised his benumbed limbs some.
1816, in the figurative sense of "icy reception," first in Sir Walter Scott, probably originally a literal figure, but commonly used with a punning reference to "cold shoulder of mutton," considered a poor man's dish and thus, perhaps, something one would set out for an unwanted guest with deliberate intention to convey displeasure.
How often have we admired the poor knight, who, to avoid the snares of bribery and dependence, was found making a second dinner from a cold shoulder of mutton, above the most affluent courtier, who had sold himself to others for a splendid pension! ["No Fiction," 1820]
To “give someone the cold shoulder” is to ignore someone deliberately: “At the party, Carl tried to talk to Suzanne, but she gave him the cold shoulder.”
A deliberate snub; display of chilly contempt (1816+)
: I cold-shouldered him and he looked puzzled (1845+)