lose (one's) grip on (someone or something)

(redirected from lose our grip on)

lose (one's) grip on (someone or something)

1. To no longer have a firm or secure grip on someone or something with one's hand or hands. He lost his grip on the railing and went tumbling down the stairs. The rescue team is almost here—don't lose your grip on him!
2. To no longer have a firm or clear understanding of something. The poor guy sort of lost his grip on reality after the death of his children. I feel like I'm losing my grip on my sanity.
3. To no longer dominate or have control over someone or something. The company has lost its grip on the smartphone market in recent years. After nearly three decades, the dictator seems to be losing his grip on the small country.
See also: grip, lose, on
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