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lose the (or one's) thread

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

Be unable to follow what someone is saying or remember what one is going to say next.
Example sentences
  • At this point I lost my thread and was unable to write a further paragraph.
  • It's achingly frustrating for the count to keep losing his thread, his memory, his balance.
  • You've made me lose my thread.
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