What is the origin of the term "cool beans"?

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The term "cool beans" is thought to have come from an announcement that baked beans were cool enough to eat. The phrase, which means that something is great, is thought to have originated in Boston, Mass. For example, "Going to the beach is cool beans."

One of Boston's most well-known foods is baked beans. When cooks would take the beans out of the oven to cool, they reportedly said, "Cool beans." The popularity of the term spread across the country in the mid-1980s when Bush Beans commercials featured a talking dog named Duke who said the term in one of the commercials.

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