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cool one's heels

Fig. to wait (for someone); to wait for something to happen. I spent an hour cooling my heels in the waiting room while the doctor saw other patients. All right, if you can't behave properly, just sit down here and cool your heels until I call you.
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cool your heels

to wait or to be kept waiting Fans of the band were forced to cool their heels outside the theater for 90 minutes.
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cool your heels

if someone leaves you to cool your heels, they force you to wait, often until you become calmer The youths were left to cool their heels overnight in a police cell.
See keep cool, lose cool, play it cool
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cool (one's) heels

Informal
To wait or be kept waiting.
See also: cool, heel