[Idiom] lose it

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maziar.tapoor

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does "lose it" can mean like, "leave it" or "forget it", or "dont talk about it any more"?
 

gunshyvw

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"Lose it" generally means to lose your composure or to be unruly. It can also mean 'go insane,' although that is usually used in a joking manner.

Some examples:

When Jack proposed to Sarah she totally lost it.

When Steve gets angry he always loses it.

Jill danced around with a lampshade on her head, and all her friends thought she'd lost it.

Hope that helps!:)
 

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does "lose it" can mean like, "leave it" or "forget it", or "dont talk about it any more"?

Those three meanings could be conveyed by the expression 'Drop it.'

This doesn't mean the same, but it's common when suggesting that somebody doesn't follow a line of enquiry to say 'Don't go there' or 'You don't want to know'.

A common use of 'lose it' is in the idiom 'Use it or lose it' - typically applied to a skill or habit that you need to maintain by practise: 'I used to speak good French, but now I'm a bit rusty - use it or lose it!'

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