lose the plot

lose the plot
lose the plot (informal)
1. To be at a loss, lose one's way
2. To lose one's temper
3. To become insane
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Main Entry:plot

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informal lose one's ability to understand or cope with what is happening

many people believe that he is feeling the strain or has lost the plot

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lose the plot — see plot, 1
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Main Entry:lose
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lose the plot
Brit informal : to become confused or crazy

She was so nervous she thought she was going to lose the plot. [=lose it]

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Main Entry:plot

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ˌlose the ˈplot f9 idiom
(BrE, informal) to lose your ability to understand or deal with what is happening
Main entry:plotidiom

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  • lose the plot — If someone loses the plot, they have stopped being rational about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lose the plot —    If someone loses the plot, they have stopped being rational about something.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If a situation becomes so confusing that you are unable to understand what is happening or what you are supposed to do, you… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lose the plot Brit. — lose the plot Brit. informal lose one s ability to understand or cope with what is happening. → plot …   English new terms dictionary

  • lose the plot — (lose it) vb vogue terms since the later 1990s which probably originated in references to, e.g., a film director whose work became incoherent after an auspicious beginning ► Here are Claudia [Schiffer] and Boris [Becker] losing the plot in the… …   Contemporary slang

  • lose the plot — British informal 1) to no longer understand a situation or know how to deal with it I m sorry, I m losing the plot – can you explain again? 2) to start behaving in a strange or silly way Tony s put everything in the wrong place – he s losing the… …   English dictionary

  • lose the plot — British & Australian, humorous to become crazy. I was waking up in the middle of the night, not knowing who I was or where I was. I really thought I was losing the plot …   New idioms dictionary

  • Lose the plot —   If someone loses the plot, they have stopped being rational about something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • lose the plot — verb a) To cease to be behaving in a predictable and/or rational manner. b) To have ones results decline severely in quality or suddenly fall below an acceptable standard, especially when compared to past excellence …   Wiktionary

  • Lose the plot — (of a person) fail to act effectively any longer; to no longer understand fully what is going on in a certain situation, job, etc …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • lose the plot — Australian Slang (of a person) fail to act effectively any longer; to no longer understand fully what is going on in a certain situation, job, etc …   English dialects glossary

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