regain (one's) composure

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regain (one's) composure

To become calm, tranquil, and in control of one's emotions; to compose oneself. I'll give you a couple minutes to regain your composure before we continue with our questioning. The class had been driving me absolutely crazy, so I stepped outside for a moment to regain my composure.
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regain one's composure

Cliché to become calm and composed after being angry or agitated. I found it difficult to regain my composure after the argument. Here, sit down and relax so that you can regain your composure.
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He remained silent for a few moments, that she might regain her composure. The Little Dorrit, trembling on his arm, was less in unison than ever with Mrs Chivery's theory, and yet was not irreconcilable with a new fancy which sprung up within him, that there might be some one else in the hopeless--newer fancy still--in the hopeless unattainable distance.
Moss, who stepped out for a lunch to celebrate the launch of her new range of tech accessories designed exclusively for Carphone Warehouse, managed to regain her composure after getting inside the venue.
Sue managed to regain her composure and complete her outside broadcast for Channel 4...
Jockey Mike Luzzi gave the 4-1 chance time to regain her composure, put her within striking distance at the top of the straight, and wore down Tarnished Lady late in the stretch to win by a length and a half.
TROUPER: Sue managed to regain her composure; NEWSFEEL: Groper pinches reporter Sue
NEWSFEEL: Mystery groper pinches Sue; TROUPER: Sue managed to regain her composure
The 28-year-old actress was so weepy during an interview on US TV she jokingly asked for some gin to help her regain her composure.
The 28-year-old English actress was so weepy during an interview on US TV she jokingly asked for some gin to help her regain her composure.
Tiggy needed several minutes to regain her composure before she rejoined the party - trying to hide her unhappiness.