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30 / 04 / 2008

LOSE YOUR TEMPER: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's expression is: To lose your temper

Meaning: to fail to control your anger.

Example 1:
She lost her temper with a customer and began to shout at him. That's the third time this week. She really needs to learn how to control her temper.

The opposite of lose your temper, then, is to control or keep your temper.

Example 2:
I struggle to keep my temper with my son when he misbehaves.

Someone who loses their temper very easily has a quick temper.

Example 3:
Janet, if you are going to continue to have contact with the public, you can't have such a quick temper.

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