Cool One’s Heels – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

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Cool One’s Heels – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.


To be kept waiting for a long time


“Simon is cooling his heels in this long queue to buy milk.”

“I spent an hour cooling my heels in the waiting room while the doctor saw other patients.”

All right, if you can’t behave properly, just sit down here and cool your heels until I call you.


  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    Fans of the band were forced to _________________ outside the theatre for 90 minutes.
    A. stirred up a hornet’s nest
    B. cool their heels
    C. one-horse town
    D. snug as a bug in a rug
  2. Describe a time when you waited for something or someone.Try to use this idiom in your speech.You should say:
    • who or what  you waited for
    • when and how long you waited for the person or thing
    • where you waited

    and explain why you waited for the person or thing.

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