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English definition of “play it cool”

play it cool

to behave in a calm, controlled way, often intentionally appearing not to be interested in the thing that you very much want to get: Play it cool - don't let them know how much you need the money.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
(Definition of play it cool from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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