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 ?
'Keep it soft; put the dish on the frying-pan, and turn it over.' Which am I to turn over -- oh, mercy, try the cold towel again, and tell me which -- the dish or the frying-pan?"
But if you aren't close to a shower room, grab a cold towel, and gently dab your body with it.
The rental package also comes with a beach kit with sunblock lotion, cold towel, beach towel, toilet and bath amenities, and the hotel's very own sweet treat - Ibiza Pastillas.
Attempting to stop the burning, Rebecca wrapped Anthony's leg in a cold towel before using the shower head to blast water over his body.
"When interest rates go up it can throw a cold towel on an overheating economy, and that's what it looks like is happening now," said Sandy Villere, a portfolio manager at Villere & Co in New Orleans.
"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.
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.
Upon sitting down, glasses of iced cantaloupe slush were given to us side by side with fragrant frozen "towelettes" for our facial pressure points (this would be most effective during the summer months, but as it is presently raining light dabs of this ice cold towel roll were enough in between courses).