colder than a witch's kiss

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 14 12:21:33 UTC 2013

Maybe Barry Bopik can deconstruct this one: "It was a blow that knocked me
colder than a witch's kiss." (Harry was hit on the head from behind by a
giant Moorish bodyguard wielding a rifle butt.)
"The Adventures of Harry Lime" radio broadcast 14 Dec 1951, episode 20 "An
Old Moorish Custom"; which episode was also evidently included in a 1952
novelization, short story #15.

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