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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Mr Ohringer said: "She readily accepts she lost her temper in response to his behaviour.
She agrees she lost her temper and responded with anger but her response was to throw her notebook onto Pupil A's desk and there's no evidence that contact was made with him.
During that same party, Jaya had lost her temper at photographers for repeatedly calling her daughter-in-law as just "Aishwarya".
The X Factor judge, 60, is said to have lost her temper after staff insisted the bag she had violated regulations.
TANDO MUHAMMAD KHAN, February 26, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan People's Party candidate Waheeda Shah lost her temper in a polling station of PS-53 Tando Muhammad Khan and beat the polling staff present there, Saturday.
Mr Robertson alleged that the mum-of-two also lost her temper with the boy while babysitting him the previous night.
She never lost her temper, never used foul language, her positive supporting, caring, fun loving nature and above all, her dignity made her a winner.
When Jack's wife of 45 years confronted her husband about the issue she lost her temper and told him their marriage was over.
The catwalk queen lost her temper after reportedly being told one of her two suitcases had gone missing.
In fact, Wes is a private investigator working for Charles' mother to prove that Annie lost her temper and harmed her son.
She said she never lost her temper like that before.
Mother-of-two Mrs Hungerford's lawyer Adam Ohringer told the hearing: "She readily accepts she lost her temper in response to his behaviour.
The X Factor judge, 60, is said to have lost her temper after Heathrow staff insisted the bag she had violated regulations.
Ritchie lost her temper after hearing the child had struck a younger girl the previous evening.
They have to paint her as someone who completely lost her temper and shook this child to within an inch of his life,'' Hutton said.