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.
See also: cool, lose

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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MILLIONS of motorists are losing their cool and increasing the risk of getting into a heated argument with passengers or other road users according to new research from Halfords Autocentres.
PAULO SERGIO is set for a hefty SFA ban after losing his rag at referee Alan Muir - then demonstrated dazzling hypocrisy by accusing his team of losing their cool.
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But I understand why people with a deep knowledge of particular issues are losing their cool.
Definitely not a good sign since the hot summer months are traditionally the time when people who own animals, but shouldn't, start losing their cool and doing really stupid, cruel things to them.
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