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cliché Used to chide someone in a patronizing way that they need to control their temper better. A: "Get your hands off my property before I smash your face in!" B: "Temper temper, John! No need to start making threats." A: "NO! I don't WANT to go to bed!" B: "Calm down, Sarah. Temper temper."
See also: temper
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