In From The Cold Meaning
(idiomatic) moved from an ineffective position
Example: 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, â€œSPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0â€, Daily Record:
Lennon chose to bring Thomas Rogne in from the cold and place him at the heart of his defence â€“ a move which allowed him to deploy Victor Wanyama in central midfield.
1963 John le CarrÃ© - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold