count\ to\ ten

v. phr. informal
To count from one to ten so you will have time to calm down or get control of yourself; put off action when angry or excited so as not to do anything wrong.

Father always told us to count to ten before doing anything when we got angry.

Compare: keep one's head
Contrast: blow a fuse, fly off the handle

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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