One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with negative Worry about something.‘no one is losing any sleep over what he thinks of us’
fret, be worried, be concerned, be anxious, agonize, brood, dwell on, panic, get in a panic, lose sleep, get worked up, get in a fluster, get overwrought, be on tenterhooksView synonyms
- ‘He lost sleep trying to find the right tone, but shedding the classical acting style helped.’
- ‘It's a brave move and I must admit I have lost sleep over it.’
- ‘The Pope, who aides say is losing sleep over the possibility of war, celebrated a Mass that began with a stiff wind blowing in from Siberia over the flat steppes and ended in sunshine.’
- ‘True, from time to time, feelings will be hurt in these discussions, but why lose sleep worrying about the self-esteem problems of politicians?’
- ‘But people now losing sleep over looming crime should control the urge to adopt desperate devices, which may also cause them to lose friends.’
- ‘I struggled with this and even lost sleep over it.’
- ‘The worst thing that the civilised world lost sleep over was the impending Millennium.’
- ‘When she was five, I lost sleep over sending her to kindergarten.’
- ‘It is not something I lose sleep worrying about.’
- ‘The owner says he has avoided layoffs, but he's losing sleep.’
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