English Idiom to Blow Hot and Cold – Language Exchange Blog
Do you blow hot and cold? Find out in this blog from Smart Language Solutions
Take a look at this example sentence:
“John is blowing hot and cold about buying a new car”.
Can you guess the meaning of to blow hot and cold from that sentence?
If not let me give you a little more information, read this sentence:
“John is blowing hot and cold about buying a new car, I wish he would make up his mind”
Does that sentence help?
As you can see in the second sentence the speaker is frustrated because John has not made the decision if he will buy a new car or not.
We can use the expression to blow hot and cold when we want to describe a situation where the answer to a particular question is a choice between two options, and the person making the decision is uncertain which decision to make.
Here is another example:
“Joan is always blowing hot and cold, it really is difficult to work with her.”
As is often the case in English to blow hot and cold can also be used to describe someone who is enthusiastic one moment and uninterested the next.
“My friend blows hot and cold about the TV show Lost one week she wants to watch it and the next she doesn’t”.
To blow hot and cold, is used to describe someone who has difficulty making a decision and to describe a person who is enthusiastic one moment and uninterested the next.
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