to lose your head

Idiom Definition

"to lose your head"

to become angry or confused or emotional to the point where you cannot think clearly

Idiom Definition - to lose your head


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to lose your head

Elizabeth went shopping yesterday at her favorite shoe store.  The store was having a huge sale.  All of the shoes that Elizabeth had been admiring for weeks were on sale for half of their usual price.  Elizabeth became so excited about the idea of so many pairs of shoes for such cheap prices. 

Elizabeth lost her head and bought ten pairs of shoes.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to lose your head

Ned and Grace's neighbor has been making a lot of noise early in the mornings.  It has been disturbing Ned's sleep for weeks.  Ned is becoming more and more angry with his neighbor.   One morning, Ned storms over to his neighbor and begins to yell and scream at his neighbor.  Ned really freaks out.

Do you suppose that Ned lost his head over the noise issue?


Was there a more calm and rational way for Ned to deal with the situation?


to lose your head - Usage:


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to lose your head - Gerund Form:

Losing your head might not be the best way to handle a stressful situation.

to lose your head - Examples:

1)  I lose my head when I am overwhelmed with emotion.

2)  You lose your head in stressful situations.

3)  He loses his head when his young students are all misbehaving.

4)  She loses her head when she fights with her husband.

5)  We lose our heads when the referee make many bad calls.

6)  You (all) lose your heads when you are completely stressed out.

7)  They lose their heads when traffic is very slow.

8)  You'll be okay in a jiffy. Don't lose your head over this. Many people face shyness. 

9)  Don't lose your head and you will probably survive the experience. 

10) It's pretty easy to lose your head for a split second and make a bad tackle. 

11)  There is no sympathy in poker. Always keep cool. If you lose your head you will lose all your chips.

12) Never ever lose your head over a woman. 

13)  Now wasn't the time to lose his head. He was a police officer.

14)  I want to make sure that I don't lose my head and do bad work.

15)  In the moment, I seem to completely lose my head, and I end up doing stuff I know I shouldn't.

16)  I usually start to lose my head after about ten days of travel.

17)  I did not lose my head now, though the approaching tornado was indeed an impressive sight.

18)  If they don't sell, I've learned not to lose my head over it, this isn't life or death.

19)  I heard some other body come crashing after me. At that I completely lost my head with fear, and began running along the sand.

20)  For a moment I lost my head, and for that I am deeply sorry.