see: lose time , def. 2.
- Lose oneself in
Become deeply absorbed or involved in, as in Doctors are notorious for losing themselves in their work. This expression alludes to becoming so absorbed as to forget oneself. [ c. 1600 ]
[loo-zer] /ˈlu zər/ noun 1. a person, team, nation, etc., that loses: The visiting team was the loser in the series. 2. Informal. 3. Slang. a misfit, especially someone who has never or seldom been successful at a job, personal relationship, etc. /ˈluːzə/ noun 1. a person or thing that loses 2. a person or […]
[looz] /luz/ verb (used with object), lost, losing. 1. to come to be without (something in one’s possession or care), through accident, theft, etc., so that there is little or no prospect of recovery: I’m sure I’ve merely misplaced my hat, not lost it. 2. to fail inadvertently to retain (something) in such a way […]
- Lose sight of
Overlook, fail to take into account, as in We must not lose sight of our main objective, or Beverly never lost sight of her humble beginnings. This metaphoric expression alludes to physical sight. [ Early 1700s ] For an antonym, see bear in mind