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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After the screening, William climbed up on stage, so full of emotion he had to ask for "a minute" to regain his composure, before admitting "I still live with what happened to my mother".
The young folk allowed him to sit in their car and helped him regain his composure. They got help and assisted in every way possible.
The Belgian looked wobbly at several key moments but is an experienced campaigner and he always managed to quickly regain his composure to land the greatest victory of his career.
But Harvard-educated Breffny forgets this and only manages to regain his composure when he is prompted by team-mate Aoiffe Madden.
While Lloyd's muffled laughter could be clearly heard, he managed to regain his composure and carry on.
The point would have allowed an angry Henman to serve for the match but he could not regain his composure as he slipped to defeat.
By Beijing he appeared to regain his composure only to be confronted over Dr Kelly's death again by Chinese students.
The proceedings at Coventry Magistrates' Courts were adjourned briefly for Mr Watson to regain his composure yesterday as he recalled the trauma of the procedure and how he could not understand why both methods did not work.
Frank appeared at moments to regain his composure and repeatedly told Bryan how handsome he was and that he was going to take him out for dinner to make up for putting him through such an ordeal.
Martin managed to regain his composure and show the sort of form that could earn him a recall into the England set-up.
Johannes began to regain his composure, though his eyes were wild and he was perspiring heavily.
Trying to regain his composure, Gandolfini said to the crowd, "Hey guys, sorry, but we're gonna have to start this over."
Woods' first distraction came on the tee and it took him over a minute to regain his composure, before hitting his drive 20 yards off the fairway intoAnd the 26-year-old lost his temper when, as he stood over his ball,
Charles kept his cool and, after a moment to regain his composure, carried on his conversation with the youngsters.