cool (one's) jets

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cool (one's) jets

1. To calm oneself down; to become less agitated. I was really angry, so I had to just take a second and cool my jets before I did anything rash. Cool your jets back there, we'll be home in a few minutes.
2. To stifle or control one's eagerness, enthusiasm, or hastiness. The young senator has massive support in his home state, but he'd better cool his jets if he thinks the rest of the country will consider him presidential material. I know you want to get this project over and done with, but cool your jets and do the work carefully.
See also: cool, jet
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More than half reckon Alexsandar Mitrovic should cool his jets .
STEPHEN HUNT has been told to cool his jets and not force his comeback.
I did have to tell Davide Grassi to cool his jets when he was sprinting to take a throw-in when we were one up with five minutes to go and we were under a little bit of pressure.
Despite trying to cool his jets, it took O'Sullivan just 65 minutes to deal with Fu.
Romanov is going to cool his jets and become a low-key figure who only turns up at AGMs.
O'Connor admitted the natural rivalry between the two emerged when one was given a start and the other had to cool his jets on the bench.