be lost on somebody

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 ˈlost on somebody

not be understood or noticed by somebody: I’m afraid that joke was lost on me.Good writing is lost on him. He’s just not interested in literature.
See also: lost, on, somebody
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