collect (oneself)

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collect (oneself)

To compose oneself so that one's actions are not dictated by one's emotions. I know you're angry, so you need to collect yourself before you go in there and say something you'll regret to your boss.
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collect yourself/your thoughts


1 try to control your emotions and become calm: I’m fine — I just need a minute to collect myself.
2 prepare yourself mentally for something: She paused to collect her thoughts before entering the interview room.
See also: collect, thought
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Think about what materials are easy to collect yourself, or use materials that have been donated to you.
Opener Collect Yourself is a catchy 1990s throwback with a catchy chorus.
Opener Collect Yourself is a 1990s throwback with a Dodgy-esque feel, catchy chorus and head-nodding riffs.
Take a breath and collect yourself. Hopefully you have a flow memorized to try and restore power, and maybe it includes the fuel selector, mixture control, boost pump, magnetos and more.
If you prefer to fit your flooring yourself, Solomons offers a local delivery service for a small charge or you can collect yourself direct from the store.
So if you need to, take some time with Carrie Bradshaw and the girls and collect yourself. Dating is exciting, and anything exciting involves risk.
Before making or receiving a phone call with a prospective client, take a moment to collect yourself and focus.
Collect yourself! Gather all your ingredients and equipment before you start cooking.
Ask her if you can choose a spot in the house that's "off limits" to others when you need to collect yourself. Or, try talking calmly and quietly to her.
They not only want to charge an excess but a pounds 1 handling charge for undelivered mail which you have to go and collect yourself because they won't pop it through your letterbox.
So in a sense I think you collect yourself in that, if you have questions that you are dwelling on, then you are attracted to the art that addresses them, and so in turn, in your collection, you see a story of part of your life.'
'Passer-by', the monument implored, 'collect yourself, and remember'.
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There's seafood, and there is seafood, the fresh type you collect yourself from desolate waters far from man's pollution constituting the latter.