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    #1

    lose one's temper

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    Literally 'cut off'. I think it comes from 'the self-
    control is cut off', thus 'lose temper'.
    'Lose one's temper' is a traditional normal expression
    I think. Is there any more colloquial expression for that?
    Thank you.

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    Re: lose one's temper

    In BrE, we say 'lose your rag', 'go spare', etc.


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    Re: lose one's temper

    Thank you very much for valuable info as always.
    If possible, would you give me some more examples
    of etc, etc?
    Itasan

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    Re: lose one's temper

    hit the roof / hit the ceiling
    fly off the handle
    blow one's top
    blow up etc.................

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    #5

    Re: lose one's temper

    Lose it
    See red
    The red mist


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    Re: lose one's temper

    Thank you very much, everybody.

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