chill out(redirected from chills out)
1. slang To become calmer; to calm down. This phrase is often used as an imperative. Just chill out—panicking about being late won't make me drive any faster. Wow, she has really chilled out in retirement—remember how animated she used to be in the courtroom?
2. slang To relax. We're just chilling out and watching some TV, if you want to join us.
chill outand cool out
Sl. to calm down. Before we can debate this matter, you're all gonna have to chill out. So sit down and stop bickering. Everybody cooled out after the emergency, and everything was fine.
Calm down or relax, as in Don't let it bother you-just chill out, or Rex decided to come home and chill out for a while. [Slang; 1970s.] Also see cool it.
To relax: We hung out by the pool and chilled out all day long.
in. to calm down; to be cool; to get cool; to relax. Before we can debate this matter, you’re all gonna have to chill out.
Take it easy, calm down. This slangy imperative is relatively new, dating only from about 1980, but has caught on enough to approach cliché status. It alludes to being “cool,” that is, clever and laid back. See also lighten up.