been keeping cool
(Have you) been keeping cool?
A question about one's well-being in hot weather. A: "How have you been during this brutal heat wave? Been keeping cool?" B: "Oh yeah, thanks to the air conditioning in the office." Been keeping cool? I guess so, since you do have a pool. A: "Have you been keeping cool on these 90 degree days?" B: "I wish. I work outside, and shade is hard to come by."
1. To stay calm and composed. You know they're going to try to antagonize you during the debate, so just keep cool. I always try to keep cool when dealing with the cable company.
2. Literally, to not get overly hot, as in hot weather. A: "How have you been during this brutal heat wave?" B: "Oh, keeping cool, thanks to the air conditioning in the office."
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(I've) been keeping cool.and (I've been) keeping cool.
Inf. an answer to a question about what one has been doing during very hot weather. Jane: How do you like this hot weather? Bill: I've been keeping cool. Mary: Been keeping cool? Bob: Yeah. Been keeping cool.
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