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 if you don't do a better job of keeping your temper when other drivers make mistakes, you're going to end up causing a crash some day. It's hard to keep my temper with the kids after being kept awake by them all night long.
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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.
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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.
See also: keep, lose, temper
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Serbia will trust he keeps his temper in check tonight to fire them further clear at the top of Group D.
But the Elite hope Cervantes keeps his temper in check this time after serving a one-game suspension for punching NLEX's Ola Adeogun in their first game.
The pilot keeps his temper and asks to clear the runaway to get back to the airbase.
He also climbs a ladder and breaks into her flat so she can collect her things, and keeps his temper when Jason and David act childishly.
Likewise, if Wayne Rooney keeps his temper in check and Buttons it with the referee at Goodison,he should help the Blues out-fox Leicester.
The coach keeps his temper, but proffers no encouragement.
He hates lies and meanness and sham, but he keeps his temper.