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.
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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.
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Don't wait until the next time he loses his temper before discussing it and be honest that you can't put up with it.
Suggest that he either goes to anger management counselling or when he loses his temper he goes to stay with a friend until he calms down.
The reason I'm appealing is I'm ashamed as I amnot someone that loses his temper down at the start.
A 2-year-old boy loses his temper and unleashes a kick on a nearby playmate.
Addressing a doctor as "Mister" continuously to see if he loses his temper.
He loses his temper on Monday and doesn't find it again until Friday
Don't wait until he loses his temper next time before discussing it.
SO SOMEONE trying to make some money from selling his book tells us Gordon Brown, pictured, loses his temper with some of his staff.
He isn't the sort of character who loses his temper.
Saugus baseball coach Casey Burrill, who was disciplined by an umpire during a recent game against Chatsworth, admits he occasionally loses his temper with umpires.
The best thing that could happen is that he accepts he loses his temper too often and asks you to help him calm down when he's upset.
When David Davies said Rod never loses his temper I just laughed.