lose (one's) temper

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lose (one's) temper

To become angered, enraged, or upset due to some provocation; to have an outburst upon losing one's patience. I'm usually a pretty calm person, but whenever I start driving, I find I lose my temper at the slightest inconvenience. When we were kids, my dad lost his temper a lot, but he's mellowed out since then.
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lose one's temper (at someone or something)

Fig. to become angry at someone or something. Lisa lost her temper and began shouting at Bob. I hate to lose my temper at someone. I always end up feeling guilty.
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lose one's temper

Also, lose it. Give way to violent anger, lose self-control. For example, When she found out what Ann had done, she lost her temper, or He arrived without that important check, and then I just lost it completely. The first term dates from the early 1800s; the second slangy locution dates from the mid-1900s.
See also: lose, 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.
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I'm sure I don't know why you should lose your temper like that just because Mrs.
It was a dreadful thing for you to lose your temper like that, Anne.
Jansenius frowned at her daughter to remain silent, and said soothingly, "Don't lose your temper, John.
Every time you are about to lose your temper, stop and think first before losing all control.
But, lose your temper again and I can assure you that you will be going to prison," the judge warned.
That caused you to lose your temper, but it was no reason whatsoever to arm yourself with a hammer and take it out onto the landing, the public area of these flats," he said.
Mr Latham asked: ``Did you lose your temper with one of these girls on that Sunday evening?
Mr Latham: "Did you lose your temper with one of these girls on that Sunday evening?
Mr Latham: 'Did you lose your temper with one of these girls on that Sunday evening?
Mr Latham, 'Did you lose your temper with one of these girls on that Sunday evening?
You might lose your temper at times - but losing your focus is a completely different thing.
SAN DIEGO -- Before you lose your temper with a patient, Dr.
If you lose your temper with a child they can become more distressed.
It's so great to be able to scream, lose your temper, throw things and get paid for it.
If you lose your temper or burst into tears, you've lost your case.