cool your jets

cool your jets

Meaning

  • to calm down and stop being so anxious or elated.
  • to be less irritated.
  • to have control over one’s excitement.
  • to tell someone to take it easy.

Examples in a Sentences

  1. Even though she wronged you, just cool your jets, and you will be fine.
  2. When her mother brought her a new doll, she got so excited, but her dad requested her to cool down her jets.
  3. Cool your jets; the results won’t be announced today.
  4. Christmas day is not yet; cool your jets and wait for your gift that day.
  5. You need to cool your jets before entering the head teacher’s office.
  6. He got so agitated when he made fun of him, but we asked him to cool his jets and report the matter to the teacher.

Origin

This idiom originated in the US and first appeared in a newspaper in 1973. Pilots first used it to literally mean “cool the jet down.”

Since 1973, the idiom has been widely used. It was used in 1989 by Dream Street (NBC-TV). In addition, I-ready, a famous character on an educational website, also used the phrase:

“Cool down your jets, be sure to be in a stance…”

The phrase “cool your jets” was also used by William Walter Scott Ill in the 1970 book Hurt, Baby, Hurt (Page 53).

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