sang froid

sang froid

Calmness and composure while under pressure on in difficult circumstances. The phrase is French and literally means "cold blood." I'm sorry I had to ask you to make a presentation at the last minute, but you showed great sang froid up there.
See also: sang
References in classic literature ?
After a few minutes he seemed to have quite recovered his SANG FROID, and was able to use his brains to the end which he had in view.
sang froid , and knew quite well that the majority of substantial men then present were perfectly contented with the fact that "Wakem was Wakem"; that is to say, a man who always knew the stepping-stones that would carry him through very muddy bits of practice.
[Takes it from her, and, pulling out a green letter-case, puts the ornament carefully in it, and replaces the whole thing in his breast-pocket with the most perfect sang froid.]
We need to abandon our sang froid attitude and give direction to our internal and external policies.
Summary: 85 meurtres, de sang froid, des crimes qui "depassent l'entendement et toutes les limites connues", a dit le president du tribunal qui a condamne a la prison a vie Niels
Cela s'est passe a Guelmim quand un homme age de 46 ans usant de son propre fusil de chasse a tue de sang froid une personne et blesse 11 autres, selon un bilan communique par le district de surete provincial.
I perfectly understand Mr Corbyn's sang froid during this fiasco as he's had to endure almost complete disloyalty from the Parliamentary Labour Party from day one of his accession.
IThe le Carre twister was crammed with spies, straight-faced duplicity, plenty of old Etonian sang froid and not forgetting good old-fashioned brutality.
A mon avis, celui qui gardera son sang froid et saura maitriser ses nerfs, aura de grandes chances de passer.
And even a rare off-day in front of goal, like at the Emirates, doesn't affect that sang froid.
This example is taken from the first time Miss Prim meets a neighbor, Lorraine: "As she regained her sang froid, it struck her that Lorraine Koslowski might fall into yet a third category of neighbor: the wise, somewhat older woman who serves as both sidekick and foil."
Le journal qui cite une source d'intelligence arabe, revele egalement qu'au moins 25 sahraouis en provenance de Tindouf seraient des membres de la "katiba" ayant tue a sang froid les deux journalistes francais de Radio France Internationale (RFI), le 4 novembre courant, pres de Kidal au nord du Mali, indiquant que d'autres sahraouis des camps de Tindouf avaient rejoint le groupe terroriste de Mokhtar bel Mokhtar perpetrant diverses operations.
A la reception d'un long ballon expedie de sa moitie de terrain, Rooney a idealement servi dans la surface Kagawa qui, plein de sang froid, a expedie le cuir du plat de pied au fond des filets (76e).
In fact, Taylor's mother, on hearing of the issue, is said to have responded with what became her typical sang froid: "Well,' she said coolly.