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cool as a cucumber

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  • adj. Calm and composed even in difficult or frustrating situations; self-possessed.

Etymologies

Circa 1732 (Wiktionary)

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  • Derivation: mid-1600s; lying on a bed of cucumbers to lower body temperature.

    September 26, 2010