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A Phrase A Week: As cool as a cucumber

Meaning

If someone is as cool as a cucumber, they don’t get worried by anything.

 

It means to be very calm and in control of your emotions, especially in a difficult or surprising situation.

Origin

This idiom may be based on the fact that in hot weather the inside of cucumbers remains cooler than the air.

 

Examples

1.      Joan felt nervous, but she acted as cool as a cucumber.

2.      The politician kept cool as a cucumber throughout the interview with the aggressive journalist.

3.      When everything seems to be going wrong, she stays as cool as a cucumber.

November 15th, 2011 Posted by adah at 02:00pm | Fun English Phrases | no comments

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