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as cool as a cucumber


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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) to be very calm and in control of your emotions

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to be as cool as a cucumber’ means to be extremely calm ; imperturbable and in control of one’s emotions.

French translation

être cool, garder son sang froid, rester impertubable

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Examples in context

Cool as a cucumber, Oliver takes the Derby points

IF DAMIEN Oliver has said it once, he has said it a hundred times. Whatever torrents and torments are going on in his personal life - and the allegations that surfaced last month about the champion jockey betting in a race in which he was riding have surely cast a shadow over his spring - he is never more comfortable or composed than when he is in the saddle.’

theage.com.au, 4 Nov. 2012

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Cool Cucumber Bandit’ Robs Bank Inside Kroger, FBI Says

Officers and agents are looking for a suspect they’re calling the Cool Cucumber Bandit. Columbus police said a male in his 20s walked into the Fifth Third bank inside Kroger, 2161 Eakin Rd., at about 10:15 a.m. Monday.

He handed the teller a note, demanding money, CPD said.

The FBI is calling the suspect the Cool Cucumber Bandit because of his apparently cool-as-a-cucumber attitude.’

Nbc4i.com, 4 Feb. 2013

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Everyday usage

Joan felt nervous, but she acted as cool as a cucumber.

The politician kept cool as a cucumber throughout the interview with the aggressive journalist.

b) to be cold-hearted

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c) to be in a bad mood

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