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Flashcards in Winter Vocabulary and Idioms in English Deck (15):
1

black ice

a very thing coating of ice and snow found on roads and sidewalks that is difficult to see and therefore quite dangerous (Irina said that black ice on her street caused 3 car accidents.)

2

cold snap

a sudden arrival of cold weather (Emily wasn't prepared for the cold snap - all of her coats were still in storage.)

3

to hibernate

to sleep through winter in order to reserve energy (Whenever December arrives i just want to hibernate like a bear until spring.)

4

snow drift

a deep pile of snow that builds up because of wind (I couldn't see my car because of the snow drift outside of the window.)

5

a pile of something

a lot of something (We've had piles of letters from viewers.)

6

to be snowbound

to be stranded or unable to leave a place because of heavy snowfall (We were snowbound at the ski chalet for the whole weekend.)

7

chalet

a house with steep slope roof especially in mountains, a small house (BE)

8

whiteout

to be unable to tell the difference between things because of an overabundance of snow (After the whiteout looking outside was like looking at a sheet of paper.)

9

snowball’s chance in hell (idiom)

to be very unlikely to succeed at something

ex: The small boat had a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving the storm.

10

dead of winter

the coldest darkest part of winter ( It feels like the dead of winter out there.)

11

a mild winter

not very cold

12

a harsh winter

very cold

13

snow flurries

a little bit of snow falling

14

a blizzard

a big snow storm

15

bundling up

putting on a lot warm clothes