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lose one's (or the) way

Definition of lose one's or the way in English:

1Become unable to find one’s way: we took a wrong turn and lost our way
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  • Being unable to read sometimes slowed me down when I lost my way on the road and kept me from being all I could be, but it no longer saddened me.
  • The fog causes Alec to lose his way, and the moonlight comes out when he returns to Tess sleeping.
  • On the way to Aisha, a true indigenous Berber woman, we managed to lose the way many times.
1.1No longer have a clear idea of one’s purpose or motivation in an activity: the company has lost its way and should pull out of general insurance
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  • It is this consent and the belief in that promise which is wavering as fighting spreads - and along with it the idea that they are losing their way and have no clear idea how to reassert themselves.
  • ‘It is clear that the Government have lost their way on law and order,’ he writes.
  • His lectures were extremely clear and well-organized; he never lost his way in complicated arguments.
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