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    lost in thought

    Don't be lost in thought and waste time.

    Can you tell me the meaning of the highlighted parts?

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    Re: lost in thought

    Gary, it's not very natural.

    To be "lost in thought" means that you are thinking so hard that you are not paying attention to your surroundings. If I am lost in thought at work and I am thinking about work-related things, I am not wasting time.

    To "day dream" means to spend time thinking about unimportant things, letting your mind wander, or enjoying a bit of a fantasy (what you would do if you won the lotterly, what you want to say to your ex-boyfriend if you should ever see him again, etc.). If you spend you day at work day dreaming, you are wasting time.

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