As Cool As a Cucumber




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As Cool As a Cucumber : Phrases



Meaning:

Calm and unruffled.


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Origin:

Cool here means imperturbable rather than having a low temperature. Cucumbers are cool to the touch.

First recorded in John Gay's Poems, New Song on New Similies, 1732:

"I ... cool as a cucumber could see The rest of womankind."


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