cold potato n.1
(US) someone or something judged to be worthless, insignificant or boring.
|America Revisited I 50: The chances are that his indignant hearers will vote him a ‘cold potato’ and ‘run him out’.|
|Signor Lippo 84: Oh! I knows ’em all and can recon ’em up, from a shack stone to a cold ’tater.|
|John Henry 78: If he had seen ‘David Harum’ first he would have made Billy Crane look like a plate of cold potatoes.|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 28: (Trying to lose an awful pest before going on with the party) Cold potato.in Zwilling|
|Lang. Und. (1981) 116/1: cold biscuit or cold potato. An unappealing customer, or one who is difficult to arouse.‘Prostitutes and Criminal Argots’ in|
|Poor Man’s Orange 14: Behind her glowing russet face, Dolour looked like a cold potato.|