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Lose one’s temper


Become very angry. Irked. ‘Temper’ refers to one’s emotional state of mind, so to lose temper is to abandon calmness.(Compare to Short fuse, Testy or Out of sorts.)

“Every time I ask my boss when will I be promoted, he loses his temper and we get no where.”

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