lose trace of

lose trace of someone or something

Rur. to fail to maintain a way of finding someone or something. I lost trace of Walter after we left high school. I lost trace of the stock certificates after about twenty years.
See also: lose, of, trace
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With Angela moving to America 37 years ago and Carol settling in Middlesbrough and both having married, it is understandable how people can lose trace of someone's whereabouts.