lose one's place

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

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

place play
  1. : physical environment : space

  2. : a way for admission or transit

  3. : physical surroundings : atmosphere

  1. : to put in or as if in a particular place or position : set

  2. : to present for consideration

  3. : to put in a particular state


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