In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cool as A Cucumber.
What does “cool as a cucumber” mean?
- Very calm, collected or unemotional when faced with something surprising
- Composed or self-possessed in times of stress
The origin of “cool as a cucumber”:
- The inside of cucumbers remains cooler than the air even in extremely hot weather.
How to use it?
- Use it to describe a person or the way a person acts in stressful situations.
- Use it in structures such as “be (as) cool as a cucumber” or “verb + as cool as a cucumber”.
- Everyone was freaking out but he was as cool as a cucumber.
- I felt extremely nervous but managed to act as cool as a cucumber.
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