cool one's heels


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cool one's heels

To be obliged to wait for something or be kept hanging around.
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Verb1.cool one's heels - wait or pass the time aimlessly or futilely; be kept waiting; "She kicked her heels for hours at the gate of the Embassy"
wait - stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"