lose (one's) mind

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lose (one's) mind

1. To become insane or mentally unsound; to become extremely foolish or foolhardy. I'm going to lose my mind if I have to hear that song one more time! I think Jane's grandmother has lost her mind lately. You must have lost your mind if you think that's a good idea!
2. To become exasperated, typically due to attempting a difficult undertaking or dealing with a challenging situation. Often used in the continuous tense. I've been losing my mind trying to juggle work, night school, and the kids. Millie was losing her mind trying to prepare food and manage the front of the house, but thankfully she was able to hire someone to help.
See also: lose, mind

lose one's mind

Also, lose one's reason. Go crazy, lose one's sanity, as in I thought she'd lost her mind when she said she was going ice-fishing, or That assignment is enough to make me lose my reason. The first expression dates from the late 1500s; the second employs reason in the sense of "unimpaired mental faculties," a usage dating from the late 1300s. Also see under go out of one's mind; have all one's buttons.
See also: lose, mind

lose your ˈmind

become mentally ill
See also: lose, mind
References in classic literature ?
I felt that I should lose my mind, and I ran up the companion stairs to open the doors and escape on deck.
This has already produced sterling singles like Latch, You And Me, White Noise and the stunning Help Me Lose My Mind sung by London Grammar.
If you are a Disclosure fan, you have already heard vocalist Hannah Reid singing on Help Me Lose My Mind.
But the stand-out tracks of the evening were undoubtedly chart success White Noise - which saw the whole crowd jump in the air and scream in unison - and songs from the encore, Help Me Lose My Mind and Latch.
The cheeky fivesome release their next single Lose My Mind on December 26th.
Behind Bars is an epic slice of indie-pop, as is the Kings Of Leon-esque Lose My Mind.
Trying To Lose My Mind recalls the crippling panic attacks he suffered after his accident, and Cigarette Eyes is the other side of angry.