lose (one's) bearings

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lose (one's) bearings

To lose sight of or become unable to determine one's orientation, position, or abilities relative to one's surroundings or situation. Trying to find her way home through the woods in the dead of night, Sarah lost her bearings when the clouds obscured the stars overhead. I feel like I've been losing my bearings in life ever since I lost my job.
See also: bearing, lose
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When she saw the crowd of photographers, Diana, who was alone, raced across the road with the cameramen in pursuit, and appeared to lose her bearings as she searched for her car.