One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘Have we as a nation lost the plot as regards law and order?’
- ‘Then, they'd thought I'd lost the plot when I suggested buying the lease.’
- ‘The world around him was an illusion; he had lost the plot.’
- ‘I looked at him a bit strangely, and wondered if he'd lost the plot.’
- ‘Local government spending priorities seem to have lost the plot with the focus moving from the essential to the fashionable.’
- ‘Sometimes I really think my parents have lost the plot.’
- ‘Always eccentric, he was rumoured to have lost the plot completely.’
- ‘At this point I lost the plot and started screaming at Abby who awoke in a panic.’
- ‘The manager has lost the plot completely, he's got to go.’
- ‘He never had any ambition to make tons of money, he just wanted to produce great ads, and when people couldn't understand his vision he'd totally lose the plot.’
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