cold storage n.2
1. a frosty reception.
|Tales of the Ex-Tanks 145: The frontless man is the recipient of the dead face, otherwise the cold storage countenance.|
2. (Aus.) cheek, impudence.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 12 Dec. 29/3: But I hadn’t got the end of that guy – no, sir. He had cold storage enough to come to me three years after and want me to go into something else.|