Miles, you're as cozy as barbed wire.

Posted by Masakim on February 17, 2003

In Reply to: Miles, you're as cozy as barbed wire. posted by Bookworm on February 17, 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.

It is a quotation from the movie "Tuck Everlasting" .
Mom said so to the sullen Miles Tuck.