lose count of

lose count of someone or something

to fail to be able to count someone or something, especially because there are so many. I have lost count of the people who have asked that question. I am afraid I have lost count of all the times we have run out of money.
See also: count, lose, of
References in classic literature ?
Living down in the country you lose count of time, and I forgot that it was July, when people go out of the city.
I take the ScotRail cattle truck to Glasgow every day and when I look out over the nearby M8, I lose count of the number of cars which only have one person in them.
TREVOR Hemmings - boss of Arena Leisure and owner of Blackpool Tower - must be beginning to lose count of the horses he has in training.