lose your mind

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.
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lose your ˈmind

become mentally ill
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"But this book isn't just about what it feels like to lose your mind, it's about office politics, escaping the rat race and how I came to terms with my experience while on an eventful road trip around Europe."?
"How To Lose Your Mind In No Time" is a guide to finding life's enlightenment when dealing with an unstable existence where not everything is always a certainty.
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Lose Your Mind Development, Haverford, Pa., has released Printer's Apprentice 7.5, a comprehensive software package for organizing and printing font files on Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, & XP systems.
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Lose Your Mind Development has released Printer's Apprentice 7.12, the latest version of its tool for organising and printing font files on Windows 95/98/2000/NT4.0 systems.
Lose Your Mind Development, Haverford, Pa., has released Printer's Apprentice 7.12, a comprehensive tool for organizing and printing font files on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT 4.0 systems.
Lose Your Mind Development, Haverford, Pa., has released Printer's Apprentice 7.10, a comprehensive tool for organizing and printing font files on Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0 systems.