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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.
See also: composure, regain

regain (one's) feet

1. To stand upright on one's feet again, as after falling, stumbling, or being in a prone or sitting position. The boxer struggled to regain her feet after being knocked to the mat. I've been bedridden for so long that it took a bit of effort to finally regain my feet.
2. To recover from financial difficulties or a precarious financial situation. I'd be able to regain my feet if I could just pay off this damned credit card debt. If we could just secure a loan or investment, it would really help us regain our feet.
See also: feet, regain

regain (something) from (one)

To get something back from (one), such as possession or control. He's trying to regain control of the company from the other shareholders. She hired a talented lawyer to help regain the property that had been seized by the bank.
See also: regain
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: composure, regain

regain one's feet

1. Lit. to stand up again after falling or stumbling. I fell on the ice and almost couldn't regain my feet. I helped my uncle regain his feet as he tried to get up from the floor.
2. . Fig. to become independent after financial difficulties. I lent Bill $400 to help him regain his feet. I'll be able to pay my bills when I regain my feet.
See also: feet, regain

regain something from someone or something

to take back possession of one's property or right from someone or something. I intend to regain my money from Herb. The finance company regained the car from the delinquent buyer.
See also: regain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Accordingly, the Company has regained compliance with the Nasdaq's minimum bid price requirement.
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The locals also regained control over Tarmak village which is located in the area between Mashta Noor hill and the Aleppo-Ayn al-Arab Highway.
Chiappone's attorney, Mark Schlakman of Tallahassee, notes the Parole Commission released a report last summer that indicated there was a positive correlation between ex-felons' regaining their civil rights and a reduction in recidivism, and a bill passed last year no longer requires ex-felons to demonstrate they had regained their civil rights to apply for various occupational and professional licenses and other jobs that require state certification.
Accordingly, NASDAQ has confirmed to the company that it has regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement and that the matter is now closed.
The firm regained compliance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5550(b)(2) and received notification by NASDAQ that the de-listing matter is now closed.
The source said that 15 thousand pieces were stolen, only 4900 were regained.
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