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.
Wise in their generation are such cool heads as these
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.
DAVID WEIR has warned Philippe Senderos to keep a cool head if he's thrown into an Old Firm baptism of fire on Saturday.
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 can burst from midfield and when he gets in there he has a cool head.
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.
The hugely-experienced Republic of Ireland international said: "You have to keep a cool head, even though there will be pressure added because of the way things are with the TV and the press.
Skipper Gordon kept a cool head and poked the ball home from 10 yards.
In the dying minutes, Crawshaw kept a cool head to finish at the far post and complete his hat-trick, sealing the win for Wynyard.
The day I saw Pakistan top player Muhammad Yousafs game I adopted the same approach of playing with cool head rather to lose concentration, Raja added.
So maybe a cool head is needed and for that reason Hodgson would get the vote here.