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    #1

    coolness

    Would it make sense If one said when saying goodbye " Take care. Don't blow your coolness for nothing."?

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    Re: coolness

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would it make sense If one said when saying goodbye " Take care. Don't blow your coolness for nothing."?
    It doesn't make any sense to me.

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    Re: coolness

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It doesn't make any sense to me.
    It might be like "be cool" or "stay as cool as you are"?

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    #4

    Re: coolness

    As an idiomatic expression it doesn't exist but you are using expressions which can be recognised. You are using "to blow" in the sense of "to ruin" as in "Don't blow your cover" which is fine. The noun form "coolness" doesn't sound too good though. I think as ostap77 said, a more idiomatic English form would be quite simply to say: "Be cool", "Stay cool" or "Keep your cool".

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    #5

    Re: coolness

    No. Nobody says this.

    Rover

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    #6

    Re: coolness

    "Don`t blow your cool" and "keep yor cool" are slang expressions used in the US. They generally mean "don`t lose your confidence" or "retain your composure."

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    Re: coolness

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    "Don`t blow your cool" and "keep yor cool" are slang expressions used in the US. They generally mean "don`t lose your confidence" or "retain your composure."
    These are used in BrE too, often when someone is getting angry. They would only work as a farewell IMO if there was a known risk of the person getting angry.

    Don't blow your coolness would, I fear, carry a quite serious risk of raising an unintended snigger.

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