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regain (one's) composure

To become calm, tranquil, and in control of one's emotions; to compose oneself. I'll give you a couple minutes to regain your composure before we continue with our questioning. The class had been driving me absolutely crazy, so I stepped outside for a moment to regain my composure.
See also: composure, regain
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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: composure, regain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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