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collect around (someone or something)

To gather around someone or something. The kids collected around the clown to watch him make balloon animals.
See also: around, collect

collect on (something)

To request or pursue something that has been offered or promised to one. Remember when you offered to watch the baby? Well, I need to collect on that now. It's time to collect on that debt he owes me.
See also: collect, on

collect up

To gather items. A noun or pronoun can be used between "collect" and "up." I need someone to help me collect up all of these donations for the food drive. Collect your toys up—it's time for bed!
See also: collect, up

cool, calm, and collected

Calm and composed. I was petrified to take the stage, but Alice was cool, calm, and collected, Practicing meditation has helped me to be cool, calm, and collected in times of trouble.
See also: and, collected

collect something up

to gather something up. Collect your things up, and let's go. I collected up all my luggage and left.
See also: collect, up

cool, calm, and collected

Cliché [of a person] very calm and poised. James did very well in his TV appearances. He stayed cool, calm, and collected. The bad news didn't seem to distress Jane at all. She remained cool, calm, and collected.
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cool, calm, and collected

Calm and composed, self-possessed. For example, No matter what the board decides, you have to appear cool, calm, and collected in front of the stockholders . This alliterative synonym for cool as a cucumber dates from the late 1800s.
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cool, calm, and collected

mod. cool; unabashed. Albert is almost always cool, calm, and collected.
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The success of this collection is its collectedness; each poem is truly in conversation (albeit a nonlinear, often obscure one) with another.
She begins to recognise that `the history - or was it the legend' (167) of Constantine's cruelties was rendered credible by his looks and gestures, `his physical smooth collectedness, imperviousness' (167), more than by the facts of the case.
"But at least Markus Babbel showed his typical Bavarian coolness, calmness and collectedness when he came on to replace him."
in innocence as a tower, with a face of serenity, and a collectedness of
They both had chosen that furniture, Anna because she preferred the cosy atmosphere created by the often jarring "collectedness" of the pieces bought at random, Oscar because he liked the feeling that the hands of their human creators were touching you when you sat down in them or ran the palm of your hand over a grainy wooden surface.
The president, who has announced he is taking a 25% wage cut and has imposed a 20% cut for Cabinet members, tweeted: "I would like to thank the Cypriot people for their maturity and collectedness shown in their interactions with the Cypriot banks."