Cold Towel

Cold Towel

A slang term meaning to wait or put off a decision. For example, an employee may cold towel a decision on a project until he returns from vacation.
References in classic literature ?
Which am I to turn over -- oh, mercy, try the cold towel again, and tell me which -- the dish or the frying-pan?
Anyone thinking the PM might be pressured into naming a date for her departure should sit in a darkened room and put a cold towel over their heads" - Senior Tory MP Charles Walker.
Charles Walker, vice-chairman of the influential backbench 1922 Committee, said that anyone thinking the PM might be pressured into naming a date for her departure should "sit in a darkened room and put a cold towel over their heads".
He was taking a medical break, then he breathed hard and was being administered the cold towel treatment during the changeover.
And I like a cold towel, a wet towel before I go out on the court, 'cause it wakes you up.
Rather than pulling up to the well-designed lobby to be greeted with a refreshing beverage and cold towel (you've already been given those in the car as you were whisked away from the airport), you will find yourself pulling to a stop on a quiet stretch of beachfront where a group of local men and their camels are waiting.
Just sponge her body with ice cold towel two-three times a day and she will be all right.
There's you, basking in the sun on the top deck of a luxurious cruise ship, glass of champagne in hand and butler standing by with a cold towel to help you keep your cool.
The Pope himself had a wide smile on his face by the time he reached the lobby of MalacaAang where he was given a cold towel and drink after walking under the sun.
The welcome ritual includes a hibiscus drink and a cold towel for the hands.
Wrapping a cold towel around his neck during changeovers, Djokovic was brilliant through two sets, then faltered in the third, showing frustration by spiking a racket so hard he mangled it.
Guests also receive a welcome cocktail, cold towel service upon arrival, private check-in, bottle of wine in room upon arrival and much more.