Cold as a toad

Posted by Smokey Stover on September 21, 2004

In Reply to: Cold as a toad posted by Ken Thompson on September 21, 2004

: Anyone else ever heard this one? My grandmother used it meaning, roughly, cold & clammy. Am wondering if it's an English phrase, or if she was mixing German with her English -- cold as Tod (cold as Death).

No, not Tod. Have you ever handled toads? SS