ice water in one's veins

idiom

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.

Learn More About ice water in one's veins

Dictionary Entries Near ice water in one's veins

ice water

ice water in one's veins

ice well

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for ice water in one's veins

Cite this Entry

“Ice water in one's veins.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice%20water%20in%20one%27s%20veins. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!