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cool hand

modifier

: these four cool-hand lunatics

noun phrase

A person not easily disconcerted •Sir Thomas Overbury (d. 1613) wrote that a cool hand is ''one who accounts bashfulness the wickedest thing in the world, and therefore studies impudence'' (1600s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • But they say this Fitzpatrick is a cool hand, and gives no man the best of it.

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  • She made no reply, but held her cool hand to his burning forehead.

  • Caius laid a cool hand on the feverish one she was now brandishing at him.

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  • They stared comically at one another, and at this cool hand.

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  • He was a cool hand; but I fancy my man began to get a little uneasy.

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  • She nodded, and put her firm, cool hand over the twitching fingers.

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  • If you allow me to judge, I should say the cool hand was Charlotte!

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  • He tried to move, but Lucia put her cool hand upon his forehead.

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