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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.
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(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.
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*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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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(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.
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Return the frying pan to the heat, toss the noodles with the rest of the oil, the remaining sauce and 1 tbsp of the cucumber pickling liquid.
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However, its role in the fruit set and early development of cucumbers, and whether it was involved in the signal transduction pathways of hormones during fruit development were unclear.
A structured, focused supplemental questionnaire was developed to collect detailed information on exposure to grocery stores and produce, including cucumbers and leafy greens, in the 7 days before illness onset.
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Sea cucumbers are a good source of collagen, polysaccharides, essential amino acids (especially leucine and threonine), and polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid), which have many great health benefits.
MEASURING nearly twice as long as his last giant cucumber, Parbat Halai still points to music as the secret to his growing success.
On the table, cucumbers add a cool touch to the meal.
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.
If you can't find it, bacon also pairs well with the sweet cucumbers and peanut dressing.
It can therefore, be concluded that all the species of sea cucumbers except the above two species found in the sea coast of Sabah are safe for human consumption and hence can be exported overseas to earn some foreign exchange.