lose the plot

lose the plot

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see lose, plot
  2. (UK, idiomatic) To cease to behave in a consistent and/or rational manner.
  3. (UK, idiomatic) To lose sight of an important objective or principle; to act contrarily to one's own interests through concentrating on relatively unimportant matters.
  • Spanish: perder el norte

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