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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References in classic literature ?
Caution deserted me, and I made noise enough to wake the very mute; lost to every consideration but that of the terrifying day before me, the day of silence and of inactivity, that I must live through with an unsuspecting face, a cool head, a civil tongue!
His blood'd breed true for a thousand generations, and the cool head and the kindly brave heart of him."
It is my duty to attend to your interests with a cool head, and I can quite understand that to your excited feelings I may appear, at such times as the present, insensible.
Well, I will tell thee, for thou hast a cool head. They will dance, and it behooves thy father, who has swept all the hills of all the elephants, to double-chain his pickets to-night."
Wise in their generation are such cool heads as these!
Reacting with a very cool head, the midfielder simply laughed at what happened as the man was taken away and arrested.
MARCUS Rashford said he was determined to keep a cool head as he prepared to take the crucial penalty for United against PSG last night.
"Someone with a cool head when the tackles are flying to put their foot on the ball and calm it down.
He further said India should think with cool head. The people of Balochistan would remain in frontline against Indian aggression.
SUNDERLAND under-23s will have to keep a cool head at the Stadium of Light tonight, which is why coach Elliott Dickman will be pleased if the side gets reinforcements from north London.
However, none of the blaming and political posturing is going alter the outcome of the referendum; what is required now is a cool head to get us out of the EU with the best possible deal.
He's scored in his last two games and the Villa boss reckons his 'cool head' will help him add more.
Keeping a cool head during the Cabin Fever task, she had to hunt around holes filled with nasties - where she picked up eight out of ten stars.
Summary: Police arrest group of Jewish extremists as Netanyahu urges cabinet to keep cool head about how to handle growing tensions.
RAYTEK reports with its latest system expansion, MI3100 pyrometers, customers can keep a cool head even in high-temperature applications.