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Slang definitions & phrases for play it cool

play it cool

verb phrase

To behave in a calm, controlled, uncommitted way; be watchful and impassive: We asked for a price and the agent ''played it cool'' (1955+)


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 play it cool

play it cool

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Act cautiously and shrewdly, as in When they asked how much she earned, she played it cool. [ ; 1940s ]
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Become or remain calm, as in When they start to tease you, just play it cool. [ ; 1940s ]
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