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Re: Miles, you're as cozy as barbed wire.

Posted by Bookworm on February 17, 2003

In Reply to: Miles, you're as cozy as barbed wire. posted by Yj on February 16, 2003

: what does it mean?

I am not sure which part of the phrase you were questioning (barbed wire, or cozy), so I've listed them both.

Main Entry: barb
2 a : a sharp projection extending backward (as from the point of an arrow or
fishhook) and preventing easy extraction; also : a sharp projection with its point
similarly oblique to something else

Main Entry: barbed wire
Pronunciation: 'bärb(d)-'wIr, 'bäb(d)-
Function: noun
Date: 1881
twisted wires armed with barbs or sharp points --
called also barbwire

Main Entry: 1co·zy
Pronunciation: 'kO-zE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): co·zi·er; -est
Date: 1709
1 : enjoying or affording warmth and ease : SNUG

In short, the speaker is saying that Miles is not a very friendly person, making intimacy impossible.