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cool one's heels

Definition of cool one's heels in English:

Be kept waiting.
Example sentences
  • Well, drivers will have to cool their heels in traffic.
  • The reporters who stay cool their heels in the lobby.
  • There we all were, cooling our heels in a hotel lobby waiting for our first appointments of the day.
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