play it cool

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play it cool

To act calm, composed, and without much emotion, especially when something is wrong or one feels otherwise. A: "The cops are coming!" B: "Just play it cool! They have no reason to think we did anything wrong." Samantha played it cool during the storm, calmly directing people to safety and finding extra food and water for everyone.
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play it cool

 
1. Inf. to do something while not revealing insecurities or incompetence; to act blase. Play it cool, man. Look like you belong there. If the boss walks in, just play it cool.
2. Inf. to hold one's temper. Come on now. Let it pass. Play it cool. Don't let them get you mad. Play it cool.
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play it cool

1. Act cautiously and shrewdly, as in When they asked how much she earned, she played it cool. [Slang; 1940s]
2. Become or remain calm, as in When they start to tease you, just play it cool. [Slang; 1940s]
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play it cool

COMMON If someone plays it cool, they keep calm and do not show much emotion. I thought I'd play it cool. Wait for him to ring. The idea seems to have been to play it cool, avoid forcing a crisis and rebuild support among neighbouring states.
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play it cool

make an effort to be or appear to be calm and unemotional. informal
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play it ˈcool

(informal) not appear excited, worried, angry, etc: If you play it cool and don’t seem too interested, he might lower the price.He was shouting at me, but I played it cool — I didn’t want him to see how scared I was.
See also: cool, play

play it cool

1. tv. to do something while not revealing insecurities or incompetence. (see also cool.) If the boss walks in, just play it cool.
2. tv. to hold one’s temper. Come on now. Let it pass. Play it cool.
See also: cool, play
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One scene shows Nick raising a glass of wine to his newfound loves, who are then forced to brush off the revelation and play cool with it.
You might think it would be clever to smile, to play cool, but a real smuggler will rarely smile because he doesn't want to draw attention or appear overly conscious.
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So you're fire when you go in, then you just play cool, icy.
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HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL: Beijing Paper Tiger Theater Studio demands to know why we are fascinated by violence in its play Cool at this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival, but don't expect detached debate--the show, directed by Tian GeBing, features little dialogue.
Holme Valley based Druce has been described as the 'Queen of British blues' and The Why & Wherefores play cool contemporary blues, swinging all the way from roots to rockabilly.
She tends to play cool, collected characters, culminating commercially with the villainous White Witch in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
NEW fun play Cool as a Cucumber aims to encourage thousands of youngsters to enjoy their veg.
The Emporium is the venue for another classy night tomorrow, with Yousef making a return to the capital to play Cool House.
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