be lost on


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be lost on (one)

To have little or no impact or effect on one; to not be valued, appreciated, or understood by one. The human cost necessary to make these first-world comforts is a hard truth that is lost on most consumers. I fear our efforts to educate John about the perils of the city may have been lost on him.
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be lost on

1. To have no effect or influence on: Her advice was lost on me.
2. To be beyond the comprehension of: The lecture was lost on us.
See also: lost, on
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