lose (one's) head

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lose (one's) head

To lose one's composure and act emotionally or irrationally. You need to calm down before you talk to Larry. You don't want to lose your head before finding out his side of the story. I'm sorry, I lost my head out there. There's no excuse for what I said.
See also: head, lose
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lose one's head (over someone or something)

Fig. to become confused or overly emotional about someone or something. Don't lose your head over John. He isn't worth it. I'm sorry. I got upset and lost my head.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lose one's head

see under keep one's head, def. 1.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

lose your head

COMMON If you lose your head, you panic and do not remain calm in a difficult situation. He warned the party not to lose its head, saying that it was not a `time for panic'. When he was questioned by the police, he completely lost his head, told a number of lies and forgot to mention one or two things that might have helped him. Compare with keep your head.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

lose your ˈhead

(informal) become unable to act in a calm or sensible way: It’s a very frightening situation, but we mustn’t lose our heads. OPPOSITE: keep a level head
See also: head, lose
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References in classic literature ?
"What I mean by subconscious is that Emerson lost his head. I fell into all those violets, and he was silly and surprised.
On hearing himself called Polendina for the third time, Geppetto lost his head with rage and threw himself upon the carpenter.
"It was over such dancing," I said, "that John the Baptist lost his head."
And Michael might well have been tried out on Hannibal and have lost his head inside that animal's huge mouth, had not the good fortune of apropos-ness intervened.
He must have lost his head, or he never would have left the stick or, above all, burned the cheque book.
He added: "King Charles lost his head by flouting the constitution.
Deeney said he would have 'lost his head' if he had noticed the Wolves star pulling on a wrestling-style mask to celebrate his 62nd-minute goal which put his side 2-0 up.
He did a couple of bites early on and completely lost his head.
Start at the Tower of London, scaring up some ghosts, then a hop across town to Kensington Palace before finishing on Whitehall at Banqueting House to see where Charles I lost his head. EVENING Cocktails at Circus Covent Garden, beers art Belgo Centraal, a nice steak at Smith & Wollensky and finish off throwing shapes at Mahiki (if I can still move).
LOST HIS HEAD Patrice Evra fought with fan (inset) before Europa League match
1 Robot Lost His Head is a very simple book designed to help children ages two to five learn to count to ten.
Joachim Low's side issued a statement of clinical intent to the rest of the world as Thomas Muller helped himself to a hat-trick in the 4-0 win and Pepe lost his head.
I think he probably saw red - the red mist - he lost his head a little.
This is a unusual story about a family who quickly have to cope with their dad who has lost his head (actually lost his head!).
1600: Charles I, who believed the King ruled by Divine Right but lost his head after the Civil War, was born at Dunfermline Palace in Scotland.