lost on

idiom

: not appreciated or understood by (someone)
The jokes were lost on me.
The meaning of her sarcastic remark wasn't lost on him.

Examples of lost on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officially, Clark has only lost on the court to Bueckers once — the Sweet Sixteen in 2020-21. Trisha Garcia-Easto, Sacramento Bee, 5 Apr. 2024 Tominaga, whose father also played for the Japanese national team, said that his significance on an NCAA court isn’t lost on him. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 25 Mar. 2024 Professor de Waal’s sympathy for apes was not lost on the animals themselves. Alex Traub, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 The similarity with Milgrom’s idea is not lost on Oppenheim and Russo. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 11 Mar. 2024 The drama of Sandoval’s final at-bat was not lost on his teammates. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 This ambition wasn’t lost on the comics Sunday night. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2024 To be able to do all of this, and excel at it, is a feat not lost on Locke. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 21 Mar. 2024 Milwaukee council member dismayed at ballot error The importance of each vote in local races is not lost on Ald. Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2024

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“Lost on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lost%20on. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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