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Be kept waiting.
- ‘Why does Irwine want Adam to cool his heels for ten days, doing nothing?’
- ‘You could make an appointment with your doctor for the day after tomorrow - and then cool your heels for 40 minutes in an overheated waiting room.’
- ‘When I finally get to them after they've been cooling their heels for five or ten minutes they generally drop a dollar on the bar.’
- ‘Well, drivers will have to cool their heels in traffic.’
- ‘And all this while the King of Spain was left cooling his heels at the bar.’
- ‘The reporters who stay cool their heels in the lobby.’
- ‘There we all were, cooling our heels in a hotel lobby waiting for our first appointments of the day.’
- ‘Perhaps cooling his heels all these years was worthwhile.’
- ‘But she can just cool her heels.’
- ‘Joburgers will have to cool their heels with some freezing weather this month, before the summer rains set in.’
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