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English definition of “take/need a cold shower”

take/need a cold shower

humorous
an expression used when someone needs to calm down when something has made them feel sexually excited : Did you see the dress she was wearing ? I think I'd better go and take a cold shower!Calming and relaxing
(Definition of take/need a cold shower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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