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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) 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.
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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.
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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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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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