keep one's cool

variants: also chiefly US

maintain one's cool

Definition of keep one's cool

informal

  1. :  to remain calm He kept/maintained his cool even though it was clear that he was being unfairly treated.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

coolplay
  1. :  moderately cold :  lacking in warmth

    :  marked by steady dispassionate calmness and self-control

    :  lacking ardor or friendliness

  1. :  to become cool :  lose heat or warmth

    :  to lose ardor or passion

    :  to make cool :  impart a feeling of coolness to

  1. :  a cool time, place, or situation

    :  absence of excitement or emotional involvement :  detachment

    :  poise, composure

  1. :  in a casual and nonchalant manner


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