lose (one's) cool

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lose (one's) cool

To lose control of one's composure, temper, or nerve in a given situation. He really lost his cool when the waiter dropped his food. I really lost my cool during the interview.
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lose one's cool

 and blow one's cool
to lose one's temper; to lose one's nerve. Wow, he really lost his cool! What a tantrum! Whatever you do, don't blow your cool.
See also: cool, lose

lose one's cool

see under keep one's cool.
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lose your cool

COMMON If you lose your cool, you suddenly get angry and behave in a bad-tempered or uncontrolled way. At this point, I lost my cool and shouted `for goodness sake, stop!' `Why don't you sit down and have a drink?' — `I don't want a drink,' Anne replied, losing her cool.
See also: cool, lose

lose your cool

lose control of your temper or emotions. informal
See also: cool, lose

keep/lose your ˈcool

(informal) stay calm/get angry, excited, etc: He was very insulting. I really don’t know how I managed to keep my cool.
See also: cool, keep, lose
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For example, obscene and offensive language evolved as a powerful safety valve, a barrier between losing one's cool and resorting to violence, a marker that one was on the edge, so everyone should proceed with caution; however, with the media in general and broadcasters in particular insisting that obscenity is now just common currency, we should not be surprised that rage and violence are erupting everywhere simply because people no longer have adequate words to express extreme frustrations.
Hardliner : The problem with losing one's cool in international relations is that it is not easy to climb down.
Not losing one's cool during an argument with a colleague is jihad.
The main reason for losing one's cool is the loss of connection while shopping online, which is closely followed by the buffering of a TV show or film.
Schettino also hinted at possible wrong communications from his crew that led to the ship hitting the rock: "But I am not a coward, the priority then was not to find guilty parties but to act without losing one's cool.