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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After he regains composure, Muhannad moves on to examine the wardrobe, excited at the thought of recovering his little sister's dresses which he thought would make her happy, before he remembers that she was only two years old when they left the camp.
If war is not what these countries are after, it is best that everyone regains composure and lets diplomacy do the work.