• I can't speak to who may have specifically coined the phrase. The phrase itself plays off the idea that a body upon death will become cold and enter into a rigor mortis phase after about 12 hours, and the body maintains a slightly elevated internal temperature until approximately 24 hours following death. So, in conversation, this phrase would insinuate that somebody did not mourn the death or loss of the person or employee, and was seemingly shameless in their haste to capitalize on the loss. Whew! Sorry for the over-the-top anthropological analysis. :)

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