lose (one's) edge

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lose (one's) edge

To lose the skills, conviction, or energy that helped make one a success before. At one point I was considered one of the best tennis players in North America, but I lost my edge during college.
See also: edge, lose

lose your edge

COMMON If someone or something loses their edge, they no longer have the special skills, qualities or advantages that they had in the past. As a company, they had lost their competitive edge. Its critics say the magazine is out of date and has lost its edge. Note: If a sword or knife has lost its edge, it is blunt.
See also: edge, lose
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It's true that as we grow older, many aggravations that we used to take seriously seem to lose edge ("Older but Mellower: Aging brain shifts gears to emotional advantage," SN: 6/24/06, p.
At this point, the print web will start to lose edge cure because the UV energy is being blocked by the eroded material on the inside of the lamp.