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hot under collar

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Synonyms for hot under collar

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Antonyms for hot under collar

  • calm
  • collected
  • cool
  • rested
  • unruffled
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WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "neck armor, gorget," from Old French coler "neck, collar" (12c., Modern French collier), from Latin collare "necklace, band or chain for the neck," from collum "the neck," from PIE *kwol-o- "neck" (cf. Old Norse and Middle Dutch hals "neck"), literally "that on which the head turns," from root *kwel- "move round, turn about" (see cycle (n.)). Late 14c. as "border at the neck of a garment."

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