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cold call

noun
1.
a visit or telephone call to a prospective customer without an appointment or a previous introduction.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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British Dictionary definitions for cold-call

cold call

noun
1.
a call made by a salesman on a potential customer without making an appointment
verb
2.
to call on (a potential customer) without making an appointment
Derived Forms
cold caller, noun
cold calling, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for cold-call

cold-call

noun

: Canvassing is the equivalent of cold calls in the sales field

verb

To make a sales call without an appointment: It's difficult to cold-call a corporation and ask them to give you five figures up front (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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