lose one's bearings
Definition of lose one's bearings
: to become lost The ship lost its bearings in the fog. —often used figuratively I feel I've lost my bearings and do not know what I want to do in my life.
Word by Word Definitions
: to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place
: to suffer deprivation of : part with especially in an unforeseen or accidental manner
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