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

lose the (or one's) thread

  • Be unable to follow what someone is saying or remember what one is going to say next.
    More 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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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody