cool your heels

Cool your heels
If you leave someone to cool their heels, you make them wait until they have calmed down.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • cool your heels — informal phrase to have to wait for something, especially when this is annoying and boring Thesaurus: to delay action, wait or hesitatesynonym Main entry: cool * * * cool your heels informal : to wait for someone or something : to take a break… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cool your heels — cool (your) heels if someone leaves you to cool your heels, they force you to wait, often until you become calmer. The youths were left to cool their heels overnight in a police cell …   New idioms dictionary

  • cool your heels — wait for a judgement, serve a detention    Chad is cooling his heels in the Remand Centre the city jail …   English idioms

  • cool your heels — informal to have to wait for something, especially when this is annoying and boring …   English dictionary

  • cool heels — cool (your) heels if someone leaves you to cool your heels, they force you to wait, often until you become calmer. The youths were left to cool their heels overnight in a police cell …   New idioms dictionary

  • cool one's heels — {v. phr.}, {slang} To be kept waiting by another s pride or rudeness; be forced to wait by someone in power or authority; wait. * /He cooled his heels for an hour in another room before the great man would see him./ * /I was left to cool my heels …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cool — 1 adjective 1 TEMPERATURE low in temperature, but not cold, often in a way that feels pleasant: There was a cool breeze blowing off the sea. | sipping a cool drink see cold 1 2 CALM calm and not nervous, upset, embarrassed etc: Now just stay cool …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cool — cool1 W3 [ku:l] adj comparative cooler superlative coolest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(temperature)¦ 2¦(clothing)¦ 3¦(calm)¦ 4¦(approval)¦ 5¦(agreement)¦ 6¦(not friendly)¦ 7¦(colour)¦ 8 a cool million/hund …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cool — [[t]ku͟ːl[/t]] ♦♦ cooler, coolest, cools, cooling, cooled 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is cool has a temperature which is low but not very low. I felt a current of cool air... The water was slightly cooler than a child s bath... The vaccines were …   English dictionary

  • cool — cool1 [ kul ] adjective *** ▸ 1 cold (but pleasant) ▸ 2 fashionable/good ▸ 3 calm and relaxed ▸ 4 not friendly ▸ 5 large amount of money ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) rather cold, often in a pleasant way: Tomorrow it will be cloudy and cool everywhere. The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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