to heat up.
|Dickens’ Journalism I (1994) 431: A pint pot, the contents of which were ‘chilling’ on the hob.‘A Passage in the Life of Mr. Watkins Tottle’ in Slater|
|Sl. Dict. 116: Chill to warm, as beer. This at first seems like reversing the order of things, but it is only a contraction of ‘take the chill off.’.|