lose count


: to forget a number or total
I was counting the money when he interrupted me and made me lose count.
often + of
I've lost count of how many different girlfriends he's had.

Examples of lose count in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tom Brady fell to Nick Foles again and appeared to lose count of downs on his final play, and the Chicago Bears beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-19 on Thursday night after Cairo Santos kicked a 38-year field goal with 1:17 remaining. Andrew Seligman, orlandosentinel.com, 9 Oct. 2020 For those that dare to listen and lose count, there are 49 in total. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2020

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“Lose count.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20count. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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