08 / 07 / 2009

COOL-3: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we continue our review of expressions that use the adjective cool. Today we have two more informal expressions.

Today's 1st expression is: To play it cool (informal)

Meaning: To deal with a situation in a calm way.

Example 1:
The police don't have any proof of the crime we've committed, so during the trial just keep your cool! We won't go to prison because they don't have proof... just remember that.  

Today's 2nd expression is: Cool it! (informal)

Meaning: Used to tell someone to be calmer and less excited or angry.

Example 2:
Can you please cool it! Jack, you have been arguing ever since the meeting began. You'll get your opportunity later, but for now could you please just listen to our proposals.  

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