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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The twice-to-beat Cargo Movers nearly wasted a huge 2-0 lead but regained composure just in time to knock off the Tornadoes and advance to their fourth straight All-Filipino and eighth overall Superliga championship stint since joining the league in 2016.
Mrs May's resignation speech was delayed by a couple of minutes while the PM regained composure, according to reports in the Mail On Sunday.
He regained composure and set about moving up through the field, setting his fastest lap time on the 17th circulation as part of the second group of riders, which were now lapping faster than the leaders.
But then came the stunning turnaround, as Godleman and du Plooy targeted the leg-side with great success against an off colour home attack who regained composure just in time thanks to tight overs at the death from Willey, Duanne Olivier and Steve Patterson.
Manager David Artell was shown a red card for his protestations, but the Alex regained composure and held on for an excellent three points.
Tied at one set apiece, PLDT regrouped and regained composure to take an 8-0 lead en route to a key third set victory.
Dependable throughout ASHLEY YOUNG Defensively iffy at times and caught in two minds in the opening stages, but regained composure CHRIS SMALLING A much more polished performance than his previous outing.
In shoot-out, Taleb missed first, with Samuel Agyei skying his effort over the bar, but they regained composure to convert all their remaining kicks while L&T went on to miss twice.
In a battle of former Top 10 players, Sharapova's serve faltered early in the match but she regained composure to take the first set, cheered on by the spirited crowd at the Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center.
The American number one for the tie despite still seeking her maiden WTA singles title, Kenin regained composure in time to win the next four games before taking the set 7-5 as Siniakova visibly struggled with her nerves.
class="MsoNormalThe law-enforcers regained composure and started mounting more pressure on their opponents whom they defeated 4-0 in the first leg that was held at City Park in Nairobi last month.
However, Japanese manged to weather the storm and regained composure. The last quarter was evenly played.
Obviously, the net outcome thereafter, having regained composure, was regret, followed by a realisation that did it really matter who was the next prime minister of Pakistan.
Japan slowly regained composure and responded with a well-taken goal with their only shot on target in the opening period to level the score at 1-1.
Leaving little time to ponder, Thunder regained composure and retaliated, evening the scores.