be lost on someone
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 someonefail to influence or be noticed or appreciated by someone.
1990 Katherine Frank Emily Brontë Charlotte's lovely surroundings and the steady unfurling of one glorious summer day after the next were lost on her.
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