cool (one's) jets

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cool (one's) jets

1. To calm oneself down; to become less agitated. I was really angry, so I had to just take a second and cool my jets before I did anything rash. Cool your jets back there, we'll be home in a few minutes.
2. To stifle or control one's eagerness, enthusiasm, or hastiness. The young senator has massive support in his home state, but he'd better cool his jets if he thinks the rest of the country will consider him presidential material. I know you want to get this project over and done with, but cool your jets and do the work carefully.
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cool your jets!

Calm down! This caution began with air force pilots reducing their jet planes' air speed and, by so doing, reducing strain on the engine caused by excess heat. Among similar “relax!” phrases are “hold your horses!” “chill out!” “keep your pants on!” and “don't get your bowels in an uproar!”
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'Supporters of Anwar, who has been the face of the reformasi movement in Malaysia for 20 years, should cool their jets,' Massola wrote in an article yesterday after the Saturday by-election.
The fact that the next Boro fixture is more than a week away allows all parties to cool their jets but, make no mistake, the ball's in Adomah's court.
But Mr Robinson rubbished the claim last night saying "everyone should cool their jets".
Discussing aphrodisiacs she reveals how some overly virile men actually needed reverse Viagra to "cool their jets".
Korwin (Gun Rights author) ought to cool their jets a bit, and your magazine should highlight them less.
ZAC Efron says that Jonny Quest fans eager to see him in the live action version of the hit animated TV series from the 60s will have to cool their jets for a while.