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    #1

    get lost

    How do you say when you forget what you were talking about before getting interrupted? Is the following fine to intend to mean that I forget what i was talking about when I had a talk with somebody ?

    - I got lost in talk


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    #2

    Re: get lost

    No.

    'I lost my thread.'

    'Where was I?'

    'What was I saying?'

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    #3

    Re: get lost

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    "I lost my train of thought." could be used as well, according to dict.cc.

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    #4

    Re: get lost

    Or even 'I have lost it'.

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    #5

    Re: get lost

    Can the expression "I've lost the track." be used as well or does it have another meaning?
    I heard it on a TV show when a guy was talking about something and the other one replied, "Sorry, I've lost the track." because he couldn't follow him anymore (with his thoughts.)

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    #6

    Re: get lost

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Can the expression "I've lost the track." be used as well or does it have another meaning?
    I heard it on a TV show when a guy was talking about something and the other one replied, "Sorry, I've lost the track." because he couldn't follow him anymore (with his thoughts.)

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    Yes, that's OK.

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    #7

    Re: get lost

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No.

    'I lost my thread.'

    ...
    And the same 'thread' works when you remember where you were and carry on: you 'pick up your thread'.

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    #8

    Re: get lost

    I got distracted.

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