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)-
twisted wires armed with barbs or sharp points --
called also barbwire
Main Entry: 1co·zy
Inflected Form(s): co·zi·er; -est
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.