I lost my temper and started yelling at them. It was unforgiveable. I lost it and I shouldn't have.

Is the phrase "I lost it" clear without adding more to it? Is it perfectly natural to use in contexts like this?

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    In that context, yes it's clear. Without the context, it could mean any number of things. Oct 30 '20 at 18:56

In that context it is clear. It means "I lost my temper". It is rather casual, so if this is a formal apology then "I lost my temper" would be better.

Without the context, it could just mean "There was something that I was unable to find."


Yes, it's clear. "I lost it" (meaning I lost my temper/composure/self-control) is often used as a phrase in itself.

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