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Inf. to stay calm and undisturbed. Relax, man, keep cool! If Sally could just keep cool before a race, she could probably win.
keep one's cool
Inf. to remain calm and in control. Relax, man! Just keep your cool. It's hard to keep your cool when you've been cheated.
keep your cool
to be calm despite danger or difficulty keep your head Somehow I kept my cool even though Seldon's remarks were unfair and made me angry.Related vocabulary: keep your shirt on Opposite of: lose your cool
keep your cool
to remain calm, especially in a difficult situation If you see a difficult question in the exam, don't panic. Just keep your cool.
Also, keep a cool head; stay cool; be cool; (take it cool). Remain calm and under control, as in Keep cool, they'll soon show up, or Be cool, the surprise is not spoiled, or You have to keep a cool head in these volatile situations, or Sit tight, take it cool, they won't bother you again. All these terms employ cool in the sense of "not heated by strong emotion," a usage dating from the late 1300s or even earlier. The first three expressions are colloquial and date from the second half of the 1800s; both of the last two are slang, and the very last (take it cool) is the oldest, first recorded in 1841. Also see keep one's cool; play it cool.
in. to keep calm. Now, keep cool. It’s going to be all right.