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to lose one's composure

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  • lose one's head — LOSE CONTROL, lose one s composure, lose one s equilibrium, go to pieces; panic, get flustered, get confused, get hysterical; informal lose one s cool, freak out, crack up; Brit. informal go into a (flat) spin, throw a wobbly. → head * * * lose… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose one's head — you cannot lose your head in the courtroom Syn: lose control, lose one s composure, lose one s equilibrium, go to pieces; panic, get flustered, get confused, get hysterical; informal lose one s cool, freak out, crack up …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lose one's cool — vb to lose one s composure or one s temper. A phrase from the 1950s American hip vocabulary, usually heard in the form of an admonition. It was adopted in Britain, first by jazz fans and then beatniks, in the late 1950s. ► Try not to lose your… …   Contemporary slang

  • lose one's temper — fail to maintain one s composure, lose one s self control …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lose one's temper — ► keep (or lose) one s temper retain (or fail to retain) composure or restraint when angry. Main Entry: ↑temper …   English terms dictionary

  • keep (or lose) one's temper — retain (or fail to retain) composure or restraint when angry. → temper …   English new terms dictionary

  • composure — c.1600, composition (also, in early use, with many senses now given to COMPOUND (Cf. compound)), from COMPOSE (Cf. compose) + URE (Cf. ure). Sense of tranquility, calmness is first recorded 1660s, from composed calm (1620s). For sense, Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lose — v. (past and past part. lost) 1 tr. be deprived of or cease to have, esp. by negligence or misadventure. 2 tr. a be deprived of (a person, esp. a close relative) by death. b suffer the loss of (a baby) in childbirth. 3 tr. become unable to find;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • composure — n. 1) to keep, retain; regain one s composure 2) to lose one s composure * * * [kəm pəʊʒə] regain one s composure retain to keep to lose one s composure …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lose it — phrasal 1. to lose touch with reality; also to go crazy 2. to become overwhelmed with strong emotion ; lose one s composure < so angry I almost lost it > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lose — [lo͞oz] vt. lost, losing [ME losen, lesen, merging OE losian, to lose, be lost (< los, LOSS) + leosan, to lose, akin to OHG (vir)liosan, Goth (fra)liusan < IE base * leu , to cut off, separate > Gr lyein, to dissolve; L luere, to loose,… …   English World dictionary


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