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.
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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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lose one's head

see under keep one's head, def. 1.
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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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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
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References in classic literature ?
Simply because eleven years ago-- I lost my head for ten minutes on a foggy night.
I drove away but it carried on again and I lost my head.
I lost my head," said the Huddersfield striker, on loan from Norwich, after a spot-kick blunder.
Wilson who pleaded "Guilty," said: " I must have lost my head.
I lost my head for two minutes and I shouldn't have - I knew that if I didn't get booked it would have rolled on so that's even more disappointing.
It was just my enthusiasm, a moment when I lost my head.
The title--which might be translated roughly as, "I can't believe how I lost my head," or more literally, "when I think about my lack of a head (that is, my foolishness)"--reflects the author's obsession with "headlessness" in both a literal and figurative sense.
He said: "I lost my head in a moment of madness and as soon as it happened I couldn't believe what I'd done.
Andrews said: "I thought he was going to shake my hand but he made a remark and I lost my head.
I just lost my head completely with my caddie on the 17th and couldn't get it back on the last.
Bothroyd, on loan from Perugia, has missed three matches since for violent conduct, and says: "I just lost my head.