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    Be cool!

    Gina : All right, tell me why you can;t go to the store
    Eddie : Be cool. I've just got too much work to do here.
    Gina : You rather stick around than go shopping?

    Do you use "Be cool" a lot instead of "calm down"? I don't think I've heard it a lot.

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    Re: Be cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Gina: All right, tell me why you can't go to the store.
    Eddie: Be cool. I've just got too much work to do here.
    Gina: You'd rather stick around than go shopping?

    Do you use "Be cool" a lot instead of "calm down"? I don't think I've heard it a lot.
    I've never used (or even heard) it.

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    #3

    Re: Be cool!

    How about "Chill out"? Would that be correct, too?

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    #4

    Re: Be cool!

    Can I used "just relax" or "take it easy" instead.

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    #5

    Re: Be cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Gina : All right, tell me why you can't go to the store
    Eddie : Be cool. I've just got too much work to do here.
    Gina : Youi'd rather stick around than go shopping?

    Do you use "Be cool" a lot instead of "calm down"? I don't think I've heard it a lot.
    You can, although I think it may be a bit dated. However, it doesn't sound natural in the given context. I'd be more likely to use it when somebody was really acting nervous, getting very angry, or otherwise freaking out about something. Unless the initial question in this dialogue was asked in a confrontational manner, it wouldn't seem natural to respond with 'be cool'.


    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    How about "Chill out"? Would that be correct, too?
    Yes, that would work in the given context, especially if the original question was in a confrontational tone. However the response 'chill out' probably is going to escalate tensions even more. It implies you're irritated with the question, even if the original question itself wasn't confrontational.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigC View Post
    Can I used "just relax" or "take it easy" instead.
    Yes, again if the original tone was perceived as accusatory. Again, it implies you're irritated about the original question, regardless of how it was asked. These also aren't likely to de-escalate the situation unless you say them with a big smile, or in a joking manner.

    All of these response might work in the correct context, but they're probably going to convey a sense of annoyance on your part. Unless they're delivered with humor, they're probably going to create a heated argument.
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    #6

    Re: Be cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigC View Post
    Can I used use "Just relax" or "Take it easy" instead?
    You could if you wanted to, though I'm not really sure why any such statement is required after Gina's first sentence. In BrE, you could use the rather English expression "Calm down, dear"!
    Last edited by teechar; 19-Jan-2017 at 11:02. Reason: added a comma
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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