cool as a cucumber

cool as a cucumber
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((as) cool as a cucumber)
совершенно невозмутимый, спокойный, не теряющий хладнокровия (ср. и в ус не дует, и глазом не моргнёт) [первонач. as cold as cucumbers; впервые встречается в пьесе Ф. Бомонта и Дж. Флетчера ‘Cupid's Revenge’, 1615: young maids were as cold as cucumbers; более поздний вариант as cool as a cucumber впервые встречается в книге стихов Дж. Гея (J. Gay, 1685-1732) ‘Poems on Several Occasions’, ‘New Song on New Similes’, 1720: I... cool as a cucumber could see The rest of womankind]

John: "...I wouldn't for a moment suggest that there'll be anything between you, but it's inevitable that ordinary persons should think there was." Constance (as cool as a cucumber): "I've always thought that ordinary... persons had more sense than the clever ones are ready to credit them with." (W. S. Maugham, ‘The Constant Wife’, act 3) — Джон: "...Я далек от мысли, что между вами что-то есть, но обыватели могут это подумать." Констанция (совершенно невозмутимо): "Я всегда считала, что... у обывателей больше здравого смысла, чем думают иные умники."

This morning they were all back on their jobs, the Chinese cook and all. There they were, as cool as cucumbers; you would have thought they owned the place. (W. S. Maugham, ‘Complete Short Stories’, ‘The Outstation’) — Сегодня утром все они опять были на местах - повар-китаец и прочие. И все - как ни в чем не бывало. Можно подумать, что они у себя дома.

‘...I saw the Monster's head.’ ‘Weren't you terribly thrilled?’ ‘Not a bit. I was as cool as a cucumber.’ (C. Mackenzie, ‘Hunting the Fairies’, ch. 3) — - ...я видел голову чудовища. - Вы, наверное, были ужасно заинтригованы? - Ничуть. Даже глазом не моргнул.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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