a cool head

cool head

The ability to remain calm and rational during stressful situations. The successful outcome of the hostage situation was due to the police officer's cool head.
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a cool head

COMMON If you have a cool head, you remain calm in difficult situations. I have to keep a cool head and try not to let my anger show. I value her cool head when I'm trying to come to a decision.
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Rikki Lee James' first-half opener was cancelled out by Brotherwick on the hour and he showed a cool head to crash in the winner from the penalty spot in the 89th minute.
Lee Hamilton showed a cool head to score two penalties for Killingworth Station as they beat Seaton Delaval.
Chris Glass got on the end of debutant Jordan Miller's pass to tuck away the second nine minutes from time and five minutes later Bell chalked up his second by latching on to Robert Ridley's long ball out of defence and showing a cool head to beat the keeper and tuck into the empty net.