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    cool one's pipe

    what does it mean?

    - cool one's pipe

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: cool one's pipe

    what does it mean?
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    Thank you in advance.


    When you say to someone, "cool your pipes", it means "calm down, don't get angry". I believe it comes from the idea of a motorcycle or car exhaust pipe cooling down when you turn off the motor. Also common is "cool your jets", which has the same meaning and obviously a similar origin.

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    Re: cool one's pipe

    In Manchester UK you can also hear " pipe-down a bit, will you"?

    This can be said to children who are making too much noise and getting too excited.

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