to cool down

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - cool down

"to cool down"

to become calm after a period of anger or conflict


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - cool down

"to cool down"

to cool to a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - cool down

"to cool down"

to lose passion


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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - cool down

"to cool down"

to have a period of outstanding performance come to an end


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - cool down

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What's the matter with Sheila?

Colleague 2:  We were arguing about how to do something correctly and she got really upset.

Colleague 1:  Do you want me to go and talk to her?

Colleague 2:  No thanks.  She does this all the time. She just needs some time to cool down.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - cool down

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Wow, it is so hot today. The weather forecast predicts a high of thirty-five degrees.

Friend 2:  We need to find a way to cool down.

Friend 1:  We don't have an air conditioner so maybe we should buy some ice and put the ice in front of a fan.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - cool down

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  My husband and I are thinking about getting a divorce.

Friend 2:  Sorry to hear that. Did he cheat on you?

Friend 1:  No. Nothing like that. We are still the best of friends. It is just that over time our passion for each other has virtually disappeared.

Friend 2:  It seems to be quite common for romantic passion to cool down with time.

Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - cool down

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How are sales going with the latest product?

Colleague 2:  Sales were amazing for the first six months with at least fifty percent growth every month.

Colleague 1:  And now?

Colleague 2:  Sales have cooled down. Sales levels are now at the industry average.

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to cool down - Gerund Form:

Cooling down when in the middle of an argument with your spouse is a good idea.

Cooling down in a cool lake on a hot summer day is glorious.

to cool down - Examples:

1)  ... says people taking a dip to cool down, are often unaware of the dangers: We average 11 drownings in ...

2)  ... leave the home, she needs to go and give the kid some time to cool down.

3)  Mr Hunt went to "cool down" after the May 21 disagreement but ...

4)  ... the pair agreed to briefly separate at the airport to cool down after an argument.

5)  ... runners need to listen to their bodies and slow down or cool down during the race if they're not feeling well.

6)  Children play in a river to cool down as schools remain closed due to the ongoing heatwave in ...

7)  I have advised him severally to cool down, that this his idea is annoying a lot of people.

8)  Don't be hasty. Just cool down.

9)  An Indian child uses a roadside tap to cool down amid rising temperatures ...

10)  Frustrated motorists often stop at the 22 Mile House to cool down.

11)  The weather is expected to cool down on Thursday, with some cloud and rain expected

12)  And even a machine needs time away from work to cool down and restore itself.

13)  ... 4 1/2-game lead in the division. Nowadays, the only thing that can cool down the first-place Chicago Cubs, it seems, is the weather.

14)  The teacher had it written on the blackboard - "cool down, think and then act". 

15)  ... but the Hawks were Jacuzzi-hot offensively and were in no mood to cool down.

16)  Try to take baths whenever you have time to cool down your body.

17)  ... which then forces the central bank to raise interest rates to cool down the economy, muting the effect of the fiscal stimulus.

18)  I was waving a gun at him and drunk. I sat down to cool down and 20 minutes later, ...

19)  But Wright said giving students time to cool down outside a classroom setting is sometimes key to resolving problems.

20)  Robinson then allegedly punched Silverstein in the face and then left the party to "cool down" but returned a short time later, prosecutors said in court.