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Cool Your Heels

To wait for a long time due to some problem, influence or effect


  • This idiom became popular in the 16th century.  It is based on a scientific fact of human body. When you walk or jog, your feet become warm. If you stand or sit for a long time-period, your feet become cold. So, this phenomenon was given the form of an expression. The long wait that makes you stand leaves a cooling effect on your shoes. This idiom is used in different contexts in the modern writings. If someone keeps you on wait for a long time, it is described as cooling ones heels.

I saw Baker cooling his heels in a long queue outside the distribution center.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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