lose the plot

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lose the plot

British, informal
:to become confused or crazy
  • She was so nervous she thought she was going to lose the plot.

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

plot play
  1. : a small area of planted ground

  2. : a small piece of land in a cemetery

  3. : a measured piece of land : lot

  1. : to make a plot, map, or plan of

  2. : to mark or note on or as if on a map or chart

  3. : to lay out in plots (see 1plot 1)


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