lose (one's) mind

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lose (one's) mind

1. To become insane or mentally unsound; to become extremely foolish or foolhardy. I'm going to lose my mind if I have to hear that song one more time! I think Jane's grandmother has lost her mind lately. You must have lost your mind if you think that's a good idea!
2. To become exasperated, typically due to attempting a difficult undertaking or dealing with a challenging situation. Often used in the continuous tense. I've been losing my mind trying to juggle work, night school, and the kids. Millie was losing her mind trying to prepare food and manage the front of the house, but thankfully she was able to hire someone to help.
See also: lose, mind

lose one's mind

Also, lose one's reason. Go crazy, lose one's sanity, as in I thought she'd lost her mind when she said she was going ice-fishing, or That assignment is enough to make me lose my reason. The first expression dates from the late 1500s; the second employs reason in the sense of "unimpaired mental faculties," a usage dating from the late 1300s. Also see under go out of one's mind; have all one's buttons.
See also: lose, mind

lose your ˈmind

become mentally ill
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References in classic literature ?
If he hadn't lost his mind he wasn't muck short of it.
A buzz of astonishment rose on all sides, and people were heard to intimate that the overworked lawyer had lost his mind.
The pupils won- dered if this foolhardy boy had lost his mind.
He hit out: "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.
Azam Khan has lost his mind and he talks against the country, against the Army and hurls all baseless allegations.
The murdered girl's mother said her son lost his mind because of taunts about his sister's frank and often risque online posts.
While talking to media men here in Lahore Punjab Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah say that former dictator lost his mind and has started criticizing against his own friends and aids.
A MAN accused of murdering his nephew by twice running him over in his transit van, told a jury he lost his mind during a panic attack.
At the time, a lot of folks thought he had lost his mind.
Theo, desolated by his brother's death, lost his mind, was placed in a clinic for the insane, and died in January 1891.
Suspecting there may be life on that speck and despite a surrounding community which thinks he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to help.
He dedicated his life to his art and lost his mind.
Confessing his crime Tauqeer said that he had lost his mind when he was his wife gossiping to unacquainted person Arshad.
If Burnett had copped a plea, told the jury he just blew his cool, lost his mind for a minute, or used any lame excuse that people living in crowded cities could relate to, maybe he could have walked away with a slap on the wrist.
The home and surgery of a doctor who can talk to animals is over-run with wildlife, causing his colleagues to fear he has lost his mind.