feel lost without (someone or something)

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feel lost without (someone or something)

To feel helpless or unable to function without someone or something. Ever since Mom died, I just feel lost without her. When it comes to repairing things, I usually feel lost without instructional videos. I'd feel lost without my assistant—she's the only one who keeps my crazy life remotely organized.
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be/feel ˈlost without somebody/something

feel unable to work or live without somebody/something: I left my watch at home and I feel lost without it.I’m completely lost without my diary.
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