cool beans

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  • IPA(key): /kuːl biːnz/
  • Rhymes: -iːnz


cool beans

  1. (childish) A humorous and lighthearted nonsense phrase indicating approval or mild excitement: great, wow.
    • 1978, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Up in Smoke, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong) (actors), Los Angeles, Calif.: Paramount Home Video, →OCLC:
      Cheech: “Hey man, look at this car made out of weed!” / Chong: “Oh cool beans, man!”
    • 1985, Marlene Fanta Shyer, Grandpa Ritz and the Luscious Lovelies, New York, N.Y.: Scribner, →ISBN, page 30:
      ‘It’s cool beans!’ That’s what Betsy always says when she thinks something is fantastic, and I couldn’t help wondering what she’d say if she could see me now.