Burning money trying to become “cooler” ends up looking something like the metropolitan equivalent to a midlife crisis.
Other agencies probably have cooler toys, but we have smarter people.
Early in March, when Peyton Fever swept the New York area, cooler heads prevailed.
He recalled going to the scene that day 22 years ago after a highway work crew had chanced upon the cooler.
The caller told him of seeing a well-dressed man and woman carrying the cooler in the vicinity of where it had been found.
The Europeans had cooler quarters in the rude cabins, where they were hidden from prying eyes under miscellaneous native wraps.
A sunspot is a region on the Sun that is cooler than its surroundings.
cooler nights gave warning that the brief Canadian summer was nearing its end.
"The sun is getting hot and we must have cooler quarters," he explained.
Seeing this, we agreed to return to the prairie, and to try if it were not cooler among the palmettos.
1570s, "a vessel in which something is set to cool," agent noun from cool (v.). Meaning "insulated box to keep things cool" is from 1958. Slang meaning "jail" is attested from 1884.
Old English col "not warm" (but usually not as severe as cold), also, of persons, "unperturbed, undemonstrative," from Proto-Germanic *koluz (cf. Middle Dutch coel, Dutch koel, Old High German kuoli, German kühl "cool," Old Norse kala "be cold"), from PIE root *gel- "cold, to freeze" (see cold (adj.)).
Applied since 1728 to large sums of money to give emphasis to amount. Meaning "calmly audacious" is from 1825. Slang use for "fashionable" is 1933, originally Black English; modern use as a general term of approval is from late 1940s, probably from bop talk and originally in reference to a style of jazz; said to have been popularized in jazz circles by tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Related: Coolly.
c.1400, "coldness, coolness," from cool (adj.). Meaning "one's self-control, composure" (the thing you either keep or lose) is from 1966.
Old English colian, "to lose warmth," also figuratively, "to lose ardor," from the root of cool (adj.). Meaning "to cause to lose warmth" is from late 14c. Related: Cooled; cooling.