blow hot and cold


blow hot and cold
VACILLATE, dither, shilly-shally, waver, be indecisive, change one's mind, be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure; Brit. haver, hum and haw; Scottish swither.
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phrasal
: to be favorable at one moment and adverse the next : react or respond both favorably and unfavorably : shilly-shally

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blow hot and cold
To be favourable and unfavourable by turns, to be irresolute
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Main Entry:blow

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blow hot and cold phrase
to change your mind a lot about whether you like someone or something

The European Union keeps blowing hot and cold on the issue of membership.

Thesaurus: to change your opinion, attitudes or behavioursynonym
Main entry: hot

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vacillate

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blow hot and cold
: to change repeatedly from liking or favoring something to not liking or favoring it

Local residents have been blowing hot and cold on the question of whether to build a new school.

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Main Entry:blow
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blow hot and cold — see blow, 1
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Main Entry:cold
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blow hot and cold — see blow, 1
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Main Entry:hot

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • blow hot and cold — {v. phr.} To change your ways or likes often; be fickle or changeable. * /Tom blows hot and cold about coming out for the baseball team; he cannot decide./ * /Mary blew hot and cold about going to college; every day she changed her mind./ * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow hot and cold — {v. phr.} To change your ways or likes often; be fickle or changeable. * /Tom blows hot and cold about coming out for the baseball team; he cannot decide./ * /Mary blew hot and cold about going to college; every day she changed her mind./ * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow hot and cold — If you blow hot and cold on an idea, your attitude and opinion keeps changing; one minute you are for it, the next you are against …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • blow hot and cold — ► blow hot and cold vacillate. Main Entry: ↑blow …   English terms dictionary

  • blow hot and cold —    If you blow hot and cold on an idea, your attitude and opinion keeps changing; one minute you are for it, the next you are against.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you blow hot and cold about something, you constantly change your… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Blow hot and cold —   If you blow hot and cold on an idea, your attitude and opinion keeps changing; one minute you are for it, the next you are against …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • blow\ hot\ and\ cold — v. phr. To change your ways or likes often; be fickle or changeable. Tom blows hot and cold about coming out for the baseball team; he cannot decide. Mary blew hot and cold about going to college; every day she changed her mind. The boys will get …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blow hot and cold — verb To behave inconsistently; to vacillate or to waver, as between extremes of opinion or emotion. He blows hot and cold. He will speak for or against. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • blow hot and cold — to be enthusiastic one moment and not interested the next. It s impossible to have a healthy relationship with someone who blows hot and cold all the time …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow hot and cold — when it comes to her romantic interest in him, she blows hot and cold Syn: vacillate, dither, shilly shally, waver, be indecisive, change one s mind, be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, hem and haw …   Thesaurus of popular words