ice water in one's veins

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ice water in one's veins

US, informal
: the ability to remain very calm and controlled in a situation in which other people would become upset or afraid
  • I can't believe how calm she was the whole time. She must have ice water in her veins.

Word by Word Definitions

ice play
  1. : frozen water

  2. : a sheet or stretch of ice

  3. : a substance resembling ice

  1. : to coat with or convert into ice

  2. : to chill with ice

  3. : to supply with ice

water play
  1. : the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas, and is a major constituent of all living matter and that when pure is an odorless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid oxide of hydrogen H2O which appears bluish in thick layers, freezes at 0° C and boils at 100° C, has a maximum density at 4° C and a high specific heat, is feebly ionized to hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, and is a poor conductor of electricity and a good solvent

  2. : a natural mineral water

  3. : a particular quantity or body of water: such as

  1. : to moisten, sprinkle, or soak with water

  2. : to supply with water for drink

  3. : to supply water to

vein play veins
  1. : blood vessel

  2. : any of the vascular bundles forming the framework of a leaf

  3. : any of the thickened cuticular ribs that serve to stiffen the wings of an insect

  1. : to pattern with or as if with veins


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