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lose your head

Meaning: If you lose your head, you become very angry about something.

For example:

  • When some people at the hospital said they wouldn't help my injured friend because he didn't have his ID card, I lost my head and shouted, "What's wrong with you people? He's dying!"

  • If you're in a government office and an official is making life difficult for you, try not to lose your head. It won't help if you shout at them.

Quick Quiz:

We were all surprised when Tracey suddenly lost her head and
  1. started laughing
  2. started staring at her fingers
  3. started shouting and thumping the table

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