lose (one's) temper

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lose (one's) temper

To become angered, enraged, or upset due to some provocation; to have an outburst upon losing one's patience. I'm usually a pretty calm person, but whenever I start driving, I find I lose my temper at the slightest inconvenience. When we were kids, my dad lost his temper a lot, but he's mellowed out since then.
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lose one's temper (at someone or something)

Fig. to become angry at someone or something. Lisa lost her temper and began shouting at Bob. I hate to lose my temper at someone. I always end up feeling guilty.
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lose one's temper

Also, lose it. Give way to violent anger, lose self-control. For example, When she found out what Ann had done, she lost her temper, or He arrived without that important check, and then I just lost it completely. The first term dates from the early 1800s; the second slangy locution dates from the mid-1900s.
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keep/lose your ˈtemper (with somebody)

manage/fail to control your anger: You must learn to keep your temper.He loses his temper very quickly if you argue with him.
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Nawzat Ali, a Turkish chef working in a restaurant in Jeddah, says he is growing tired of people losing their temper at him.
She added that drastic changes to daily routines could also increase the chances of people losing their temper quicker.
And nearly all (93%) of those questioned said they wanted shops to take action to help parents avoid losing their temper with children.
RETAIL rage is hitting Britain's streets, as more than one in four people admit to losing their temper while shopping, a report showed today.
The study found that people in the region will spend more than 100 million hours on the road visiting attactions this summer, with a third of adults losing their temper and a quarter saying they wish they had not bothered with the trip at all.
A total of 33 per cent of adults report losing their temper with their children and 24 per cent arguing with their partner.
The top errors included blaming colleagues' incompetence, responding with I'm only human, when criticised, saying they were bored, and losing their temper.
TWELVE per cent of Britons admit losing their temper at least once day, a survey revealed yesterday.
Suddenly, it was 9-7 Hawaii and the Bruins were losing their temper and composure.
The PS2m campaign from the new trade body Senet Group show two men - one at home and one in a betting shop - losing their tempers when they lose, with the tagline "When the fun stops, stop.
These kids also were more likely to have other unhealthy coping strategies, such as eating, losing their tempers, and keeping problems to themselves.
The two men are old friends and former congressional colleagues, and they treated each other with respect rather than disdain, as both joked, smiled and never came close to losing their tempers.