lose track of (someone or something)

lose track of (someone or something)

1. To lose visibility of, forget about, misplace, or neglect to pay close attention to something. I'm sorry I'm late—we were having so much fun that I completely lost track of time. Do you know what time the party starts? I've lost track of my invitation. I was watching the bird through my binoculars until I lost track of it in the canopy.
2. To unintentionally decrease frequency of communication with someone over time until no further contact takes place. Unfortunately, I lost track of my college roommate, so I have no idea how she's doing now.
See also: lose, of, track
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lose track (of someone or something)

to lose contact with someone; to forget where something is. I lost track of all my friends from high school. Tom has lost track of his glasses again.
See also: lose, track
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lose track

see under keep track.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

lose track of something/someone

COMMON If you lose track of something or someone, you no longer know what is happening to them or where they are. His family lost track of him under his new name. You may have wondered how the fund's administrators could lose track of £20 million. We were chatting and we just lost track of the time.
See also: lose, of, someone, something, track
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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