cucumber


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

be as cool as a cucumber

slang To be calm and composed, especially in times of stress. I was petrified to take the stage, but Alice was as cool as a cucumber. Practicing meditation has helped me to be as cool as a cucumber in times of trouble.
See also: cool, cucumber

(as) cool as a cucumber

slang Calm and composed, especially in times of stress. I was petrified to take the stage, but Alice was as cool as a cucumber. Practicing meditation has helped me to be as cool as a cucumber in times of trouble.
See also: cool, cucumber

*cool as a cucumber

extremely calm; imperturbable. (*Also: as ~.) Joan felt nervous, but she acted as cool as a cucumber. The politician kept cool as a cucumber throughout the interview with the aggressive journalist.
See also: cool, cucumber

cool as a cucumber

Calm and composed, self-possessed, as in Despite the mishap Margaret was cool as a cucumber. This idiom may be based on the fact that in hot weather the inside of cucumbers remains cooler than the air. [c. 1600] For a synonym, see cool, calm, and collected.
See also: cool, cucumber

cool as a cucumber

If someone is as cool as a cucumber, they are very relaxed, calm, and unemotional. Never once did she gasp for air or mop her brow. She was as cool as a cucumber. Karen is usually as cool as a cucumber when she appears on television.
See also: cool, cucumber

cool as a cucumber

perfectly cool or self-possessed.
1992 Randall Kenan Let the Dead Bury Their Dead How many men do you know, black or white, could bluff, cool as a cucumber, caught butt-naked in bed with a damn whore?
See also: cool, cucumber

(as) ˌcool as a ˈcucumber

(informal) (of people) very calm, especially when the opposite might be expected, for example on a hot day or in a difficult situation: Everyone was rushing round trying to get things ready, and he just sat there, cool as a cucumber.
See also: cool, cucumber
References in periodicals archive ?
1 IT'S great for rehydrating the body as cucumbers are 90% water.
long device relies upon an elaborate system of pneumatic tubing, interlocking gears and rotating blades to slice up to 18 cucumbers per hour.
However, under protected cultivation in the winter, environments stresses such as salt stress, low temperature, and weak light often affect cucumber growth and development, leading to high fruit deformation frequency and low yield.
How many people have walked into a supermarket, eyed a cucumber with suspicion, grasped it and muttered: "I don't trust you anymore"?
On the day, bars accepted cucumbers of any species as currency in exchange for a Hendrick's & Tonic cocktail.
First, why would a cucumber that has been removed from a living, growing plant continue to respond to an injury as if it were still connected to the plant?
In cucumbers, ten expansin genes were isolated and cloned from differential tissues: CsEXP 1 and CsEXP 2 were isolated from growing cucumber hypocotyls [20]; CsEXP 3-CsEXP 9 were found in cucumber root tissues; and CsEXP 10 was isolated from young cucumber fruits after pollination, which showed differential expression patterns in roots, stems, leaves, and young fruit of cucumbers [21].
Recent outbreaks have used industry consultations to help provide clues to focus the investigation, so information about cucumber harvesting and distribution was readily available.
Any good garden soil will support cucumbers as long as it is well-drained.
A research to study chemical compound in sea cucumber which is glycosides found significant activity with satisfactory OB (OB z-score: 40%) and favorable DL properties (DL z-score: 0.
Three years ago, he hit the headliners for growing a 28 inches cucumber.
A cucumber can be sliced, diced, cubed or cut into strips.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 14, 2015-Hendrick's Gin launches Hendrick's Air Flying Cucumber
FOR THE SALMON: 4 x 250g salmon fillets 3 tsp Kikkoman dark soy sauce 3 tsp good local honey A splash of fresh lime juice A few teaspoons sesame seeds FOR THE CUCUMBER: 2 medium cucumbers 2 bulbs pak choi A handful French beans, trimmed 6 tsp Maldon salt 2 heads garlic, peeled and finely minced 1 small piece fresh ginger, very finely minced 8 tsp unrefined golden caster sugar 4 tsp Kikkoman dark soy sauce 8 tsp white wine vinegar 4 tbsp chilli oil 1 tsp Szechuan pepper (optional) METHOD Prepare the salmon by mixing the marinade ingredients and pouring them over the fish in a glass bowl or tray.
We like ours with pureed cucumber and herbs, plus a spitz of club soda.