- 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.
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lose the plot — (informal) 1. To be at a loss, lose one s way 2. To lose one s temper 3. To become insane • • • Main Entry: ↑plot * * * informal lose one s ability to understand or cope with what is happening many people believe that he is feeling the strain or… … Useful english dictionary
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 — (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 — Vrb phrs. Be confused, to go off direction, whether with conversation or in one s activities … English slang and colloquialisms