lost in the shuffle

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lost in the shuffle

US
:not noticed or given attention because there are many other people or things to consider or deal with
  • With six older kids, the baby sometimes is/gets lost in the shuffle.

Word by Word Definitions

lost play
  1. : not made use of, won, or claimed

  2. : no longer possessed

  3. : no longer known

shuffle play
  1. : to mix in a mass confusedly : jumble

  2. : to put or thrust aside or under cover

  3. : to rearrange (playing cards, dominoes, tiles, etc.) to produce a random order

  1. : an evasion of the issue : equivocation

  2. : an act of shuffling (as of cards)

  3. : a right or turn to shuffle


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