One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Maintain (or fail to maintain) a calm and controlled attitude.
become very angry, fly into a rage, explode, blow up, erupt, lose control, go berserk, breathe fire, begin to rant and rave, flare up, boil overView synonyms
- ‘She had to stay calm and keep her cool before the match.’
- ‘William somehow managed to keep his cool and retain control of their car.’
- ‘There are two kinds: people who freak out, and people who keep their cool.’
- ‘Despite the fact that he was vastly outnumbered John never lost his cool, stayed calm and came away with a deserved victory.’
- ‘We'll teach you how to keep your cool and stay calm in tight situations.’
- ‘The next time something is pushing you to the boiling point, stop and think before you lose your cool and blow up.’
- ‘I finally lost my cool and told a youngster who'd been particularly loud and obnoxious to sit down and be quiet or I'd have him removed by theater staff.’
- ‘He's trying to get control by making me lose my cool.’
- ‘He has kept remarkably calm, refusing to lose his cool in the face of constant provocation.’
- ‘Jake was cowering under the bridge, shivering, and panting, but trying to keep his cool and not blow his cover.’
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