lose one's grip

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lose one's grip

informal
: to lose control of one's thoughts and emotions : to lose one's ability to think or behave in a normal way
  • I've never seen him so confused and indecisive—he really seems to be losing his grip.
  • The patient seems to be losing his grip on reality.

Word by Word Definitions

lose play
  1. : to bring to destruction

  2. : damn

  3. : to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place

grip play
  1. : to seize or hold firmly

  2. : to hold the interest of strongly

  1. : a strong or tenacious grasp

  2. : strength in gripping

  3. : manner or style of gripping


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