Lose time



1.
Operate too slowly. For example, My watch loses time, or This clock loses five minutes a day. This usage is always applied to a timepiece. [ Mid-1800s ]
2.
Waste time, delay, as in We wanted to paint the entire porch today, but we lost time trying to find a color that matched the house. This expression is sometimes put negatively as lose no time, meaning “act immediately” or “not delay,” as in We must lose no time in getting him to the hospital. [ Late 1500s ]
Also see: make up for lost time

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    Cease to follow the sense of what is said. For example, It was such a long story that I soon lost the thread. This expression uses thread in the sense of “something that connects the various points of a narrative.” [ Mid-1900s ]

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    Worry about, as in It’s too bad the experiment failed, but I’m not going to lose sleep over it. This expression, often put negatively, alludes to actual insomnia caused by anxiety. [ First half of 1900s ]

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