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Thursday, October 23, 2014

In Cold Blood


Context #1:
John: Did you hear about that serial killer who appeared in court today?
Sam: Yeah, I heard the judge sentenced him to life in prison with no parole.
John: That's right. He killed about 10 people in cold blood so I guess he deserved that.

Context #2:
Jenny: Last night on the news I saw that a lady was killed in New York while waiting for the bus.
Chrissy: Yeah, I guess some crazy guy just walked up to her and shot her in cold blood.

Meaning: In cold blood is an idiom that is used as an adverb. It is commonly used with verbs like kill, shoot, and murder. It means to kill someone in a cruel and unfeeling fashion. The person doing the killing does not feel any kind of sadness or remorse.      @LSISB @LSIOC @LSINE @LSILA

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