07 / 07 / 2009

COOL-2: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we begin our review of expressions with the adjective cool. Yesterday we saw that cool can refer to temperature (fairly cold; not hot or warm) or how we feel (calm, not excited, angry or emotional). The expressions we will look at this week use this second meaning.

Today's 1st expression is: to keep your cool (informal)

Meaning: To remain calm in a difficult situation.

Example 1:
Paco...during the negotiation, please try to keep your cool. If they see that you are angry, it will give them a psychological advantage.

Today's 2nd expression is: to lose your cool (informal)

Meaning: To become angry or excited.

Example 2:
Paco lost his cool during the meeting and the negotiations ended with no agreement. What a disaster!

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