lose reason

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lose reason

To become insensible; to lose the ability to think rationally or logically; to be unable to reason. A possessive pronoun can be used between "lose" and "reason." My brain was so addled with drugs that I completely lost reason. What is going on with the boss's decisions lately? It's like she's lost her reason.
See also: lose, reason

lose one's reason

Fig. to lose one's power of reasoning, possibly in anger. I was so confused that I almost lost my reason. Bob seems to have lost his reason when he struck John.
See also: lose, reason
References in classic literature ?
It is a mercy to let me die, for if I live I shall lose my reason and become mad.
"Then have a care, I repeat, for you seek to persuade me, and if you succeed I should lose my reason, for I should hope that I could again behold Valentine." The count smiled.
I am proud to know that I lose my reason as immediately in the presence of a rare jug with an illustrious mark on the bottom of it, as if I had just emptied that jug.
That means I will lose my reason for living," he said.