Idiom: as cool as a cucumber


As cool as a cucumber



To be as cool as a cucumber is to be very calm and serene in stressful circumstances.

cucumber (noun) a long green vegetable that’s normally eaten in salads


Example sentences:

1. We were terrified during the storm, but she was cool as a cucumber.

2. He has an important exam today but he seems as cool as a cucumber about it.

3. Mary was as cool as a cucumber on her wedding day – even though the priest was half an hour late!


Have you heard this expression before?

Are you as cool as a cucumber in stressful situations?

Have you eaten a cucumber in a salad?

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