keep (one's) temper

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keep (one's) temper

To refrain from becoming angered, enraged, or upset due to some provocation; to maintain control of one's composure despite being angry or upset. You're a good driver, but you need to do a better job of keeping your temper when other drivers make mistakes. It's hard to keep my temper with the kids after being kept awake by them all night long.
See also: keep, temper

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

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.
See also: keep, lose, temper
References in classic literature ?
I try to keep my temper," she said, "and you call me heartless for doing it.
It was not easy to keep my temper under these circumstances, but I did keep it.
And remember that, though I can't cook, I CAN keep my temper.
I keep my temper, at least until I've passed the same blue Honda for the fourth time.
I need to keep my temper, stay cool and make sure I don't get sent off again.
I will have to keep my temper otherwise I will say something stupid but it was an unbelievable decision.
He said: "I was struggling to keep my temper in this situation.
How do I keep my temper while my niece receives all the attention?
I want to be a better golfer and the only way to do it is to keep my temper," said Siem after a second successive flawless card.
I know how to keep my temper in check but I felt my buttons were being pushed.
I've managed to juggle my family commitments (I think), hopefully made not too many enemies, tried to keep my temper under control and had the honour of supporting families at a special time in their baby's life.
I found it difficult to keep my temper in court listening to the defence.
I found it very hard to keep my temper or my manners as my girl was blind and had a guide dog, (note, I said a guide dog and not a blind dog as often described) plus we would get pushed from pillar to post.
If there is discord on or off the field help me to keep my temper.
There were so many things which happened which I was not happy with that I'm finding it difficult to keep my temper in check.