be lost to the world

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be lost to the world

To be fully and deeply engrossed in something, such as a thought or idea, often to such a degree as to be unaware of or insensitive to the outside world. It's no use trying to talk to Helen when she's lost to the world like that; it's as if we don't even exist! I've been lost to the world all day because this TV show is just so good!
See also: lost, world

be lost to the ˈworld

be giving all your attention to something so that you do not notice what is happening around you: When I went into his office he was staring out of the window, apparently lost to the world.
See also: lost, world