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.
See also: composure, regain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ammermller's lead over Pedersen was 0.991 seconds at the halfway point but the race was yellow-flagged briefly soon afterwards when Michael Verhagen spun and partially blocked the track before regaining his composure to return to the pits and retire.
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Davies got off to a flyer against Wright and was four up after 10 holes but then wobbled,losing 11 and 12 before regaining his composure to hang on for a famous victory.
Johansson won the opening set 7-6 but lost the plot completely for the next hour or so, going down 6-0 6-4 in the next two, before finally regaining his composure.
Regaining his composure, Ace replies, "Of course not--this is a lovely room of death."