play it cool


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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.
See also: cool, play

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]
See also: cool, play

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.
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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