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.
See also: lose, temper

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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Then Tom Thumb lost his temper. He put the ham in the middle of the floor, and hit it with the tongs and with the shovel--bang, bang, smash, smash!
Rook made matters worse; he lost his temper. 'I'm damned,' he says, 'if I don't begin to think you are the man, after all; I've half a mind to send for the police.' Mr.
According to the police, the accused, hailing from suburbs of Okara, lost his temper over a domestic fight, doused his son with petrol and set him on fire.
He also apologised publicly for the first time for shouting at 77-year-old Delsie Gayle, saying he had lost his temper "a bit" when he called her an "ugly black b***d" and "stupid ugly cow" in an outburst filmed by another passenger and posted online.
A MAN lost his temper and damaged three bins at Prestatyn Railway Station.
He said he "lost his temper" when the employee told him that his sister-in-law could not board the flight to Bahrain.
Madrona said he beat up the hapless motorist and locked him up in the station's jail because he lost his temper.
Then later, on July 9, he was riding through the centre of town when he lost his temper with a pedestrian who was so scared that he fled into his partner's house nearby, fearing he was going to be assaulted.
A MAN lost his temper and punched a computer screen as his best friend chatted to his girlfriend.
The police official lost his temper and started to beat Safdar in public.
Michael Ward, who was described as having "anger management issues", lost his temper with the three-year-old boy and left his face bruised and swollen.
A CLASSICAL musician lost his temper and battered his concert pianist wife to death, a jury heard yesterday.
This isn't the first time Ramadan had lost his temper. The young actor is reportedly facing accusations of "permanently disfiguring" a 25-year-old student while filming a new movie 12 days ago, reported Egypt Independent.
Judge Neil Bidder QC agreed to suspend the 12-month term after hearing he had lost his temper after drinking but was about to start a course of tablets from his GP which would make him ill if he touched alcohol again.
Ian Henderson lost his temper and punched the 86-year-old after a row at their home, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.