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cool as a cucumber

adjective phrase

Very calm, and often haughty or callous (1730s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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cool as a cucumber

Calm and composed, self-possessed, as in Despite the mishap Margaret was cool as a cucumber. This idiom may be based on the fact that in hot weather the inside of cucumbers remains cooler than the air. [ c. 1600 ]
For a synonym, see cool, calm, and collected
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