lose one's temper

lose one's temper
become angry

He lost his temper when the child broke the dish.

to lose control of oneself in a moment of anger; to get angry or impatient

She frowned. "I shall lose my temper. You'll make me lose my temper. Why do you hide so much from me?" (J. Wain)

He did not propose to lose his temper, but merely to be persistent and agreeable, and by a few questions bring a mild understanding of some sort. (Th. Dreiser)

He had an exasperating sense of discomfiture, and added to it the wretched suspicion that he had behaved badly in losing his temper while she had so admirably controlled hers. (A. Cronin)

He's a wonderful teacher and I've never seen him lose his temper or get angry about anything. (M. Wilson)


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  • 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

  • lose one's temper — verb get very angry and fly into a rage The professor combusted when the student didn t know the answer to a very elementary question Spam makes me go ballistic • Syn: ↑flip one s lid, ↑blow up, ↑throw a fit, ↑hit the roof, ↑hit the ceiling, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose one's temper — {v. phr.} To lose control over one s anger; to get angry. * /He lost his temper when he broke the key in the lock./ Compare: BLOW A FUSE, FLY OFF THE HANDLE. Contrast: HOLD ONE S TEMPER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose one's temper — {v. phr.} To lose control over one s anger; to get angry. * /He lost his temper when he broke the key in the lock./ Compare: BLOW A FUSE, FLY OFF THE HANDLE. Contrast: HOLD ONE S TEMPER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose\ one's\ temper — v. phr. To lose control over one s anger; to get angry. He lost his temper when he broke the key in the lock. Compare: blow a fuse, fly off the handle Contrast: hold one s temper …   Словарь американских идиом

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

  • lose one's temper — Syn: get angry, fly into a rage, erupt; informal go mad, go bananas, have a fit, see red, fly off the handle, blow one s top, hit the roof, lose one s rag; Brit.; informal go spare, throw a wobbly …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • lose one's temper — calm down, there s no need to lose your temper Syn: get angry, fly into a rage, erupt, lose control, go berserk, breathe fire, flare up, boil over; informal go mad, go crazy, go bananas, have a fit, see red, fly off the handle, blow one s top,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lose one's temper — verb to be explosively angry. To get very cross. When my dad found out I had failed the exams, he completely lost his temper. Syn: blow ones top, go ape, go apeshit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling …   Wiktionary

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

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