play it cool

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of play it cool

: to act calm
  • She didn't want to seem too eager, so she decided to play it cool.

Word by Word Definitions

play play
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

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


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