Meaning of “in cold blood” in the English Dictionary

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"in cold blood" in British English

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in cold blood

C2 If someone kills in cold blood, they kill in a way that seems especially cruel because it seems to show no emotion.

(Definition of “in cold blood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in cold blood" in American English

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in cold blood

intentionally and without emotion:

killed in cold blood

(Definition of “in cold blood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)