cool one's heels

phrase

as in wait
to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something They cooled their heels at the table for almost half an hour before the waiter appeared.

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“Cool one's heels.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cool%20one%27s%20heels. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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