cooling one's heels


present participle of cool one's heels
as in waiting
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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“Cooling one's heels.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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