Lose your bearings - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
lose your bearings
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.
lose your ˈbearings become lost or suddenly confused: The old man seemed to have lost his bearings for a moment.
References in periodicals archive
Approaching winter may make things a little gloomy, but you'll never lose your bearings
with this cheeky arrow guiding the way
That same afternoon - it's Wednesday, by the way, if you are beginning to lose your bearings
without the structure of work to guide you - Leopardstown and Limerick begin four-day festivals guaranteed to stir the blood.
If you lose your bearings
, the adage about moss growing on the north side of the tree won't do you much good; it covers all sides of the trunks and every appendage.