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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But the jury seemed swayed less by fear than by the argument that the defendants were caught up in the moment, that they'd lost their heads in mob violence, that under the circumstances, the attacks were understandable.
BIRMINGHAM lost their heads and their 11-game unbeaten run in three mad minutes at Reading.
Really, how can boomer parents complain about what teen-agers wear these days when we were the silliest-looking generation since the powdered dandies who lost their heads in the French court?