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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A court heard a row blew up as they sat drinking vodka and Allman lost her temper and launched what was to be a series of assaults throughout the night.
The 28-year-old Ghanaian defendant allegedly lost her temper when she was not allowed to call her embassy after her sponsor cancelled her visa and she was arrested and taken to a government shelter in Manama.
Mr Ohringer said: "She readily accepts she lost her temper in response to his behaviour.
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.
In fact, Wes is a private investigator working for Charles' mother to prove that Annie lost her temper and harmed her son.
Ritchie lost her temper after hearing the child had struck a younger girl the previous evening.
Carol Ann Wilson, 34, lost her temper when she saw her husband in a ``cosy situation'' with landlady Kirsty Blades, of the Lifeboat in Sandycroft, a court heard.
"But our case is that she entirely lost her temper, shouted at him and hit him with the notebook, making contact with his head or his hand.
The X Factor judge, 60, is said to have lost her temper after Heathrow staff insisted the bag she had violated regulations.
It is alleged Lynda May, 54, lost her temper and repeatedly slammed it down in front of him until it hit his left thumb.
Blackwood magistrates, who fined her pounds 100, heard Archibald had lost her temper when she saw the police.
He said, 'In the last period of 20 months, for whatever reason, on isolated occasions, nine in total, she lost her temper and lashed out - incidents that lasted just a second.