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Difference between Cold fish and Cool fish

cold fisha callous, unfeeling individual; one who shows no emotion:

  • He is a real cold fish, never has struck me as the kind of man to care much for others.

cool fish —(sl., also: cool card) a person who is impudent in a calm way:

  • Another sense referred to somebody who was assured, audacious or impudent. This turned up in phrases like a cool fish