Cool as a cucumber

Idiom

Cool as a cucumber

Definition

This idiom is used to describe someone who is very calm and collected in a situation, even when under pressure.

Examples

He remained cool as a cucumber during the presentation despite all the stress.

She was cool as a cucumber when she got the news that she had been promoted.

Origin

This phrase dates back to the mid-1800s when cucumbers were said to have a cooling effect on the body.

FAQs

What does cool as a cucumber mean?

Cool as a cucumber is an idiom that means someone is very calm and composed, even when experiencing a stressful situation.