lose track

idiom

: to stop being aware of how something is changing, what someone is doing, etc.
With so much going on, it's easy to lose track.
usually + of
It's easy to lose track of what's going on.
I'm sorry I'm late. I lost track of the time.
We lost track of each other after high school.

Examples of lose track in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But how did scientists lose track of it in the first place? Julia Daye, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 Many isolation cells have no windows and the isolated have no watches, leading them to lose track of time. Joe Davidson, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2024 Bolan seemed to lose track of time in her cell, according to a journal entry. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 26 Jan. 2024 With lower magnification than a telescope, binoculars resolve many of the objects only as hard-to-identify smudges, and the observer can lose track of a galaxy with an accidental shake of their hands. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Mar. 2024 Leaders must never lose track of key performance indices, such as vision sharing, team bonding, cross-pollination of ideas, derivation of learnings, improvement of workplace culture, client relations or customer experience, etc. Abiola Salami, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 How did the military lose track of a $100M F-35 fighter jet? Sept. 20, 202302:47 Maintenance on components for the F-35 fighter jets is behind, leaving more than 10,000 components in the queue waiting to be repaired, the report said. Laura Strickler, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2023 Lap 1: Reasonably clean start A couple of cars have weave through Turns 1-2 and lose track position. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Sep. 2023 In a recent interview, the actor and director Justine Bateman said that network notes now request that shows be less engaging so that distracted audiences won’t lose track of the plot and turn them off. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 30 July 2023

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“Lose track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20track. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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