: hard-line, cold-war, cold-shower Republican Protestants
A remedy for illusions; an imposer of reality; a dampener of spirits: turning a cold shower on the grimy, corrosive residue of 73 years of communism
[1990s+; Attested in 1866 in the form a douche of cold water; it should also be recalled that cold baths and showers have been a traditional prescription for calming the rampant male]
The feeling quickly dissipated when—shortly after—he found himself naked in a cold shower, surrounded by the two adult men.
The first words out of his mouth were simply “I just need a cold shower.”
He stumbled out of bed and went in to stand under a cold shower.
Say, it was like standin' in front of a searchlight and under a cold shower, all at once.
As the cold shower struck the pit of his stomach, one knee hitched.
That is why coming back into it from the hill of Cagnes was really like a cold shower.
The best preventive of recurrent colds is the judicious use of the sponge or cold shower bath.
But first I must have a hot bath and a cold shower and a change of clothes.
Linda jumped out of bed, and began to sing as she took her cold shower.
Finally he roused himself to go to the bathroom for a cold shower.