lose (one's)/the way

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lose (one's)/the way

To become lost; to become unable to find the correct course forward. Sarah lost her way home walking through the woods in the dead of night when the clouds obscured the stars overhead. I think we've lost the way. Maybe we should stop somewhere and ask for directions. I feel like I've been losing my way in life ever since I lost my job.
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lose your (or the) way

no longer have a clear idea of your purpose or motivation in an activity or business.
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lose your ˈway


1 become lost: We lost our way in the dark.
2 forget or move away from the purpose or reason for something: I feel that the project has lost its way.
See also: lose, way