Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cool as a Cucumber

A cucumber is a gourd that is usually stored cold in a fridge (in the West, anyway). Thus, to be "cool as a cucumber" is to be very cool; that is, level-headed, even-tempered, in strong command of oneself. Ex.: "You've already done one TV interview. You'll be cool as a cucumber in the next one!"

1 comment:

  1. For the record, while I have no doubt someone could drop the 'a' in speech, I made an innocent reading error while writing this post originally. I have edited the post appropriately. Have a nice day.