Definition of “play it cool” - English Dictionary

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“play it cool” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “play it cool” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)