lose one's mind(redirected from lose one's reason)
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lose (one's) mind
To become crazy or mentally unsound; to become extremely foolish or foolhardy. I'm going to lose my mind if I have to hear that blasted song once more! I think Jane's grandmother has lost her mind lately. You must have lost your mind if you think that's a good idea!
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.