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.
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.
Zouabi a releve que le sept tunisien "aurait du, apres avoir mene avec un ecart de 5 buts en fin de rencontre, monopoliser le ballon, notamment lors de 35 dernieres secondes et jouer avec sang froid pour eviter les expulsions, mais les joueurs n'ont pas applique les consignes".
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.
Tous les observateurs presents a Tunis lors de ces journees exceptionnelles ont releve et n'ont pas manque d'occasion pour saluer et rendre hommage au sang froid, a la clairvoyance a l'endurance dont a fait preuve l'ensemble de la population et en particulier le tres beau public des JCC qui merite, comme nous l'ecrivions lors d'un precedent article, Un Tanit d'or exceptionnel.
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).
Bixente Lizarazu added: "Nobody has their sang froid any more in this team and everyone is blowing up.
One had to admire the sang froid with which Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski instinctively answered every new petition for money in the first three years of his term with a resolute 'No
The simple production shows what depth and colour you can get from digital sound with the dazed sensuality of a 21st century Joni Mitchell and the sang froid of a "life is cabaret" trouper.
This sang froid was confirmed yesterday by the Association of Investment Trusts - whose members are among the he ftiest institutional investors other than the pension funds themselves.