One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Forget how many of something there are, especially because the number is so high.‘I've lost count of the hundreds of miles I've covered’
- ‘We only took back roads and my brother lost count of the numerous golf courses that dotted the landscape.’
- ‘Since then, he has made more than 30 new works, although he says he has lost count of exactly just how many he has created.’
- ‘Since then, he has traveled to Cuba so many times he says he has lost count.’
- ‘She has lost count of the complaints she has sent, but has never received anything but a standard reply, without even a signature at the end.’
- ‘I have made so many phone calls about this parcel I have lost count.’
- ‘Today the artist has lost count of the number of exhibitions he has participated in since those difficult days.’
- ‘I've lost count of the restaurants he's opened, and I must say, most of them do him credit.’
- ‘Teachers have almost lost count of how many times the school has been targeted but say the latest raid is at least the ninth in just 18 months.’
- ‘Over the years, I have lost count of the schemes put out by the council to control the traffic on the A3 Robin Hood roundabout.’
- ‘I've lost count of the meetings I have chaired on this issue, and the number of people in the system I have met.’
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