maintain one's cool/composure

Definition of maintain one's cool/composure

  1. :  to not become angry or upset He was struggling to maintain his cool/composure.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to keep in an existing state (as of repair, efficiency, or validity) :  preserve from failure or decline

    :  to sustain against opposition or danger :  uphold and defend

    :  to continue or persevere in :  carry on, keep up

  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

  1. :  a calmness or repose especially of mind, bearing, or appearance :  self-possession

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