Cooling my heels

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sat Dec 18 01:46:42 UTC 2004

It goes back to the 1600's, according to cites in OED.

I grew up with the expression, 1950-70.  Never sounded strange to me.

But, not that you mention it, I only hear "old" people use the phrase.

Sam Clements
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marsha Alley" <marshaalley at MSN.COM>
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 6:04 PM
Subject: Cooling my heels

I said this to a customer today and he said he'd never heard it before.
Come to think of it, I don't think I've heard anyone else say it since my
family died off.  Any feedback from all y'all?  (Sorry, couldn't resist.)


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