lose the plot

lose the plot

  (British & Australian humorous)
to become crazy I was waking up in the middle of the night, not knowing who I was or where I was. I really thought I was losing the plot.
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He is very much in his own league with superb plotting and writing, and he doesn't do the floppy finish, like many other writers who, literally, lose the plot at the end.
THEY SIMPLY LOSE THE PLOT Foleshill Road United Reformed Church, Coventry A HOME for ageing luvvies provides the laughs in Coventry comedy offering Old Actors Never Die .
When we conceded the goal, we kind of seemed to lose the plot," said McLeish.
And special police stations inside grounds will be set up to deal with any punters who lose the plot.
When they lose the plot, they may well explode and tear a strip off the employee who has fallen foul of them.
They (referees) get carried away with themselves and they lose the plot.
Despite the ludicrousness of this June remains defiant though she is worried she might lose the plot.
JUST why did Lord Fatty Fraser lose the plot over the quality of civil service evidence at the Holyrood inquiry last week?
Steven is a great player, but sometimes great players lose the plot, and he has to be reminded there are 11 players on the field who depend on each other.
Companies that have lost the plot with environmental or social issues seem to me to lose the plot of business.
He said: "Sometimes I lose the plot a wee bit - and last year Shaun stuck to his game plan and picked me off.
REFUSING to let the curtain fall on an old favourite can lead some manufacturers to lose the plot but the New Clio is anything but a French farce, writes PAUL MYLES.
Vetter and the film-makers literally lose the plot as he defies his boss to square up for a show-down with the baddies.
He told him: "You have done a difficult job well but for a moment that night you did lose the plot, then regained your senses.
And the movie men fear audiences in America could lose the plot because of the strong dialects.