regain composure

regain one's composure

Cliché to become calm and composed after being angry or agitated. I found it difficult to regain my composure after the argument. Here, sit down and relax so that you can regain your composure.
See also: regain
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Sheffield called a time-out as they looked to regain composure.
Typically, time-out rooms are used to allow a pupil with behavioural issues time and space to regain composure.
The Koreans were happy to retain possession and pass the ball around, trying to regain composure after the drama of the two penalties, while the hosts, as is their wont, lacked any real attacking intent - given the situation, one really did expect them to chase the game and force the visitors into an error.
Cardiff had conceded four goals in 10 minutes and called a time-out to regain composure.
Farrell's team believe he came off worse in a clash of heads in the final round and as he took time to fully regain composure, a resurgent Cameron grabbed the lead.
She had dropped the second set and was in obvious trouble at the start of the third, but when showers forced the players to hurry off Centre Court she had an opportunity to regain composure The 30-year-old Italian returned to tie up a 6-4 1-6 6-3 victory, quashing the prospect of losing her Wimbledon opener for the second year in a row, after defeat to Vera Dushevina 12 months ago.
Schiavone had dropped the second set and was in obvious trouble at the start of the third, but when showers forced the players to hurry off Centre Court she had an opportunity to regain composure.
I did regain composure to appreciate No Fun, 1970 and an excellent raw version of I Wanna Be Your Dog.
Xavi started nervously, but helped the Spaniards regain composure and played a crucial part as he drew in two United players to set up Pedro for the opener.
The fact Staines were unable to get a foot on the ball was clearly frustrating the visitors, striker Leroy Griffiths most noticeably losing his cool when penalised for a high, wild and not so handsome challenge on Paul Cochlin and needing an on-pitch walkabout to regain composure.
Following the employment of such technique, it's assumed that on match day if players encounter any given negative scenario they will be psychologically immune and able to regain composure in such a situation.
Fighting the urge to storm to the reception and rant about bad service, I managed to regain composure before lodging a fresh complaint.
But this gave Newsome time to regain composure and tries by Will Wallace and Nick Corion helped them close the gap to 10-8 at the interval.
Many players would have struggled to regain composure after that, but not Jagielka.
Having taken half an hour to regain composure after a game which tested the nerve of just about everybody inside Milan's massive and pulsating stadium Strachan said: "This whole experience has been great.