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 ensured that I was allowed to sit on a chair at the bank for the 10 minutes I needed to regain my composure.
I found my glasses and took several minutes to regain my composure. Now I put those small bags in the trunk.
He ensured that I was allowed to sit on a chair at the bank for the 10 minutes I needed to regain my composure. I hope this letter conveys my thanks to him, whose name is unknown to me, and also to the staff of Lloyds Bank.