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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'Sluggish start but the good thing is the girls were able to regain their composure and win this very important game for us,' said Pocari Sweat head coach Rommel Abella.
After a timeout to regain their composure, Sefton stepped it up a gear to pull the game back, with the first quarter ending 16-14, thanks to consistent efforts from Emma Brady.
The visitors did regain their composure late in the game and Nuneaton had something to cheer when Ryan Owen went over on 77 minutes and Cull converted.
The second half saw Liverpool regain their composure until van der Vaart struck yet again after great link-up play with former Liverpool man Jari Litmanen with a shot sailing just wide of the lurching Dudek's goal.
A try after 31 minutes from centre Jonathan Hawker helped Pontypool regain their composure before Hayward took the game by the scruff of the neck.
And before Leicester could regain their composure Jack's strike partner Andy MacFarlane scored Torquay's second.