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What do you mean by "as cool as cucumber"?



 
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What do you mean by "as cool as cucumber"? #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:52 am   What do you mean by "as cool as cucumber"?
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #14 "British Idioms", question 4

And I suppose you didn't panic and were as cool as a cucumber?

(a) very bored
(b) very calm
(c) very rude
(d) very stupid

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #14 "British Idioms", answer 4

And I suppose you didn't panic and were very calm?

Correct answer: (b) very calm
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What do you mean by "as cool as cucumber"? #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:51 am   What do you mean by "as cool as cucumber"?
 

Hi, Garsey

as cool as a cucumber means very calm

(you could see it if you looked at the previous post) :)
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What do you mean by "as cool as cucumber"? #3 (permalink) Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:32 am   What do you mean by "as cool as cucumber"?
 

Although this test is called "British Idioms", all of them are also common in American English. There are only two slight differences in American English:

8. AmE = at loose ends
9. AmE = not bat an eye
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