maintain one's cool/composure

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of maintain one's cool/composure

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to sustain against opposition or danger : uphold and defend

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

cool play
  1. : moderately cold : lacking in warmth

  2. : marked by steady dispassionate calmness and self-control

  3. : lacking ardor or friendliness

  1. : to become cool : lose heat or warmth

  2. : to lose ardor or passion

  3. : to make cool : impart a feeling of coolness to

  1. : a cool time, place, or situation

  2. : absence of excitement or emotional involvement : detachment

  3. : poise, composure

  1. : in a casual and nonchalant manner

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


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