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    Default as cool as a cucumber

    I don't think a cucumber looks cool.
    Please tell me how this expression is used.

    Possibilities:
    a. He looks as cool as a cucumber. ???
    b. This bottle of beer is as cool as a cucumber. ???
    c. Mr.D is always as cool as a cucumber. ???

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: as cool as a cucumber

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I don't think a cucumber looks cool.
    Please tell me how this expression is used.

    Possibilities:
    a. He looks as cool as a cucumber. ???
    b. This bottle of beer is as cool as a cucumber. ???
    c. Mr.D is always as cool as a cucumber. ???

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    Cool means calm here.
    As cool as a cucumber is an idiom meaning calm, especially in difficult situations.

    He is as cool as a cucumber - He is in control of his emotions / calm.

    cool as a cucumber - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Default Re: as cool as a cucumber

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I don't think a cucumber looks cool.
    Please tell me how this expression is used.

    Possibilities:
    a. He looks as cool as a cucumber. ???
    b. This bottle of beer is as cool as a cucumber. ???
    c. Mr.D is always as cool as a cucumber. ???

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    'Cool as a cucumber' means very calm and in control of your emotions. When everything seems to be going wrong, she stays as cool as a cucumber.

    Examples a. and c. are perfect examples for this idiom.

    Example b. is stretching the meaning of the idiom and should probably be changed to: "This bottle of beer is as cool as a winter night in Tokyo."

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: as cool as a cucumber

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Cool means calm here.
    As cool as a cucumber is an idiom meaning calm, especially in difficult situations.

    He is as cool as a cucumber - He is in control of his emotions / calm.

    cool as a cucumber - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Thanks, Teia! You obviously can type quicker than I can! My post was significantly tardy!!

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: as cool as a cucumber

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I don't think a cucumber looks cool.
    Please tell me how this expression is used.

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    a. He looks as cool as a cucumber. ???
    b. This bottle of beer is as cool as a cucumber. ???
    c. Mr.D is always as cool as a cucumber. ???

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    Try eating cucumber after a hot, spicy meal. It will cool you.

    If your eyes are sore, put cucumber slices in them. They will cool you.

    Your Chinese neighbors know this and consider the cucumber a cold energy food.

    Any of your sentences will work.

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    Default Re: as cool as a cucumber

    Hello.
    Do you say "as cool as a cucumber" in daily speech?

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    Default Re: as cool as a cucumber

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.
    Do you say "as cool as a cucumber" in daily speech?
    Well, you could, but it might get a bit repetetive.

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    Default Re: as cool as a cucumber

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well, you could, but it might get a bit repetetive.
    Could you please repeat your reply, b...b!!!

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    Default Re: as cool as a cucumber

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.
    Do you say "as cool as a cucumber" in daily speech?
    Hi, Daruma!

    Let me be the first member to officially welcome you to the forums! I hope you will become a frequent visitor!

    Yes, 'cool as a cucumber' is a common usage in the US. "The robber was as cool as a cucumber as he walked up to the teller and demanded all the money!"

    Cheers,
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