get lost

idiom

informal
used in speech as a rude or angry way to tell someone to go away
His little sister wanted to tag along with him, but he told her to "get lost."

Examples of get lost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They'll get lost in the shuffle, no question about it. ABC News, 9 June 2024 Books teach children to focus and get lost in a narrative. Kendra Thomas, TIME, 5 June 2024 They will be performed over two nights, beginning on Wednesday, or as single-day marathons for those who want to get lost in the sounds of Stockhausen, who died in 2007 and influenced the likes of Kraftwerk and Björk. Joshua Barone, New York Times, 3 June 2024 You can easily get lost for a day exploring the area’s largest antique mall, Wilson Antiques, as well as the upscale Antiquities Warehouse, both in Traverse City. Christine Chitnis, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 May 2024 To me, the simpler the utility, the better, though gamers willing to get lost in the weeds of customization will appreciate how much is on offer (including some really cool wallpapers). PCMAG, 26 May 2024 You’ll never get lost because someone’s always around to point you in the right direction (and give you a lunch recommendation). Tara Massouleh McCay, Southern Living, 21 May 2024 The dramatic scale of Trump’s immigration agenda would have a sweeping effect across the US, Schulte said – one that shouldn’t get lost in debates over his rhetoric. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 19 May 2024 The dark comedy follows a group of world leaders who meet at the G7 — a political and economic meeting of the minds between Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States — but get lost in the woods while trying to compose a joint statement. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 18 May 2024

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“Get lost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20lost. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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