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    lost weekend

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    How do you understand the first sentence: It was a lost weekend that went on for a year. It was a time to reconnect with a family and friends and live a little bit, having been so focused on the band for so long.

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    #2

    Re: lost weekend

    What began as a short break to get away turned into a year off.

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    Re: lost weekend

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    I understand. So, the weekend break turned into the whole year break?

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    Re: lost weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I understand. So, the weekend break turned into the whole year break?

    cheers
    That's it, yes.


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    Re: lost weekend

    The expression "lost weekend" so strongly recaps the title of the famous book and movie that I think it can hardly be an accident.

    The Lost Weekend describes the desperate and chaotic life of a chronic alcoholic during a four-day drinking binge.
    The Lost Weekend (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So ordinarily the expression a "lost weekend that lasted for a year" would mean that a substance-abusing "bender" morphed into a year-long enslavement to addiction.

    In this case in particular, however, it seems that the "addiction" was not to chemical compounds, but instead to "the band."

    But even so, calling the interval a "lost weekend" is to call it more than just "a break." It's really describing it as an obsession.

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    #6

    Re: lost weekend

    At first I thought it meant "wasted weekend".

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    Re: lost weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    At first I thought it meant "wasted weekend".

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    One could refer to a "lost weekend" as a "wasted weekend", but it doesn't mean that directly or specifically.


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    Re: lost weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    At first I thought it meant "wasted weekend".

    cheers
    I don't think the word "lost" means "wasted."

    I think it refers to an alcoholic blackout and the loss of all memory of the events of the weekend. The weekend was "lost" from memory, not frittered away.

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    Re: lost weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    The weekend was "lost" from memory, not frittered away.
    Hi

    To me it means that something valuable could have been accomplished, but that opportunity was "lost". So, the musician could have accomplished many things during that year, but the opportunity was "lost". However, for him this might not have been a bad thing because he accomplished other things that were important at the time.

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