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keep one's cool

Slang definitions & phrases for keep one's cool

keep one's cool

verb phrase

To retain one's composure; stay calm; cool it: We'd all better keep our cool and not provoke him (1950s+ Beat & cool talk)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with keep one's cool

keep one's cool

Retain one's composure and poise, as in Billy keeps his cool, no matter what the situation . This slangy usage dates from the mid-1900s, as do the antonyms blow one's cool and lose one's cool , as in Try not to blow your cool in front of the team , or Dad lost his cool when he saw Jim playing with matches . Also see keep cool
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