lose count (of something)

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lose count (of something)

To fail to remember how many of something there is, often due to there being a great amount. At this point, I've lost count of the number of times they've yelled at me! Ah, shoot—I lost count! I'll have to start the whole inventory over again now.
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lose count of someone or something

to fail to be able to count someone or something, especially because there are so many. I have lost count of the people who have asked that question. I am afraid I have lost count of all the times we have run out of money.
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lose ˈcount (of something)

not know how many there are of something: He’s had so many different jobs that I’ve lost count (of them all).
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References in classic literature ?
He has lost count of his children, but this Pierre was his favorite.
It was not really Saturday night, at least it may have been, for they had long lost count of the days; but always if they wanted to do anything special they said this was Saturday night, and then they did it.
We marched for many days--so many that I lost count of them--and at last we came to another city--a Chinese city this time--which stands upon the site of ancient Moscow.
Little Toomai could only count up to ten, and he counted again and again on his fingers till he lost count of the tens, and his head began to swim.
She says she has lost count of the number of times cars have crashed into her property, a listed house she has lived in for 40 years.
Dear Editor, Driving down to Stirling fromWest of Killin today, I lost count of the number of potholes some of which are so big that they are impossible to avoid.
A nurse, identified only by her first name of Kerry, said she had lost count of the number of times she had been sworn at.
I have lost count of how many derby matches I have attended both at Goodison and Anfield with friends and family, both blue and red noses.
The Perth defender has lost count of how many times his nose has been busted in the line of duty.
I've lost count of the times, via Letters to Editor, I've pointed out that there is no zero law in the UK.
I HAVE lost count of the number of letters, usually from the same handful of people, who say that wind power is not reliable because when the wind does not blow the turbines do not go.
I lost count of the times that cab drivers told me about Rafa's PS96,000 donation to the Hillsborough Fund.
I have lost count of the number of car drivers who have said to me, 'Oh, I don't shop in Coventry.
London, Oct 30, (ANI): Singer Rod Stewart has confessed that he slept with so many women during his heyday that he has lost count of the exact number.
I've lost count of the number of various Winchesters, Remingtons, Sakos, etc.