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    Question Lost for words

    Hi,

    Please assist. Do you know what is this phrase " Lost for words" means?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Lost for words

    The speaker can't think of anything to say in response. He may be shocked or surprised or for some other reason completely unable to think of anything appropriate to say.

    "Tongue-tied" is another similar condiiton.

    "When she told me that she had run away with my best friend, I was lost for words."

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    Re: Lost for words

    The person who is at a loss for words can't think of anything to say.


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