play it cool


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play it cool

 
1. Inf. to do something while not revealing insecurities or incompetence; to act blase. Play it cool, man. Look like you belong there. If the boss walks in, just play it cool.
2. Inf. to hold one's temper. Come on now. Let it pass. Play it cool. Don't let them get you mad. Play it cool.
See also: cool, play

play it cool

to appear to be less interested in or excited than you really are Hank played it cool and stood to the side while the president chatted with the other guests after the ceremony.
See also: cool, play

play it cool

  (informal)
to pretend to be calmer, or to be less interested in something or someone, than you really are Sometimes if you play it cool with a guy he gets more interested. (often an order) Play it cool. Don't let them know how much you need the money.
See also: cool, play

play it cool

1. Act cautiously and shrewdly, as in When they asked how much she earned, she played it cool. [Slang; 1940s]
2. Become or remain calm, as in When they start to tease you, just play it cool. [Slang; 1940s]
See also: cool, play

play it cool

1. tv. to do something while not revealing insecurities or incompetence. (see also cool.) If the boss walks in, just play it cool.
2. tv. to hold one’s temper. Come on now. Let it pass. Play it cool.
See also: cool, play
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