to lose your head

by | Last updated May 9, 2019 | Expressions | 4 comments

to lose your head

by | Last updated May 9, 2019 | Expressions | 4 comments

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: English (RP)

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This sentence contains the expression "to lose your head". Do you know this idiom? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: English (RP)

 

Photo by Mika on Unsplash

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The now is to and lose .
The most thing now is to calm and lose your .

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to lose your head

If someone loses their head, then they act in a way that is not calm, sensible, rational or controlled.

This is often related to panic, e.g. During fire drills at school, there was always one person who completely lost their head. 

Someone might also lose their head due to strong emotions like anger, excitement or love. e.g. It's understandable that most people lose their heads after winning the lottery.

 


Notice the useful expression 'to stay calm', which has the opposite meaning of 'to lose your head'. e.g. If you get into trouble while swimming in the sea, it is very important to stay calm.

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  • Can you remember a time when you completely lost your head? What happened?

  • If you won the lottery, do you think you would lose your head?

  • Professional sporting events are very intense situations, and it is common for sportspeople to lose their heads. Can you remember a time when this happened?

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1) I remember that I had a problem in my actual job, I lost my head and I cried for anger, but then time goes by and I feel better.

2) If I won the lottery, probably I’d lot my head at the moment cause the emotion, but then I would stay calm and open a bank account to get my money raised.

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Yeah sometimes I lose my head specially when someone made an obvious mistake and he trying to throw his fault to another one.
If I won the lottery sure I will lose my head.
I used to play football a lot and I remember a young player playing very tough, I try worning him but he didn’t listen so I lose my head and bit him at his leg. After that I felt sad and said to myself how’s this happened how I lose my head and do something like that, finally I say sorry for him in the dressing room.

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