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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In a very real if sometimes problematic sense, when the macrocosm becomes the microcosm, we sometimes lose our bearings.
He says the whole of life is a never-ending pilgrimage, during which we stumble and often lose our bearings.
At times like these, it is easy to lose our bearings.