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cool hand

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cool hand


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

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