lose one's place

idiom

Definition of lose one's place

1 : to give up a particular position in a line especially of people or vehicles I had to use the bathroom, but I didn't want to lose my place in line.
2 : to fail to keep track of the particular point that one has reached in a book, magazine, etc. She dropped the magazine on the floor and lost her place.

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“Lose one's place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20one%27s%20place. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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