You’ve Lost Me

Meaning of Idiom ‘You’ve Lost Me’

You’ve lost me means I don’t understand or cannot follow what you are saying; I am confused or bewildered. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.


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Usage

This idiom is only used during a conversation when one is confused about what another speaker is saying. It is a request for clarity or further explanation.

Examples Of Use

“Sorry, you’ve lost me. Can you explain that again, please?”

“Wait, you’ve lost me, said Sandra. Are you saying your husband expects you to lay out his clothes for him every day?”

“I get how to open the program,” said Kenny, “but now you’ve lost me. Can you explain how to transfer files again?”

Origin

This idiom has been used since around 1960. It transfers losing your way to conversation. 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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1, 2. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.