keep temper

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keep one's temper

 and hold one's temper
to hold back an expression of anger. (The opposite of lose one's temper.) She should have learned to keep her temper when she was a child. Sally got thrown off the team because she couldn't hold her temper.
See also: keep, temper
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Barrie said that we hold temper as a weapon by its blade; meaning that we can control where exactly that blade attacks.