lose count (of something)

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lose count (of something)

To fail to remember or keep an accurate talley of how many of something there is, often due to there being a great amount. At this point, I've lost count of the number of times they've yelled at me! Ah, shoot—I lost count! I'll have to start the whole inventory over again now.
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lose count of someone or something

to fail to be able to count someone or something, especially because there are so many. I have lost count of the people who have asked that question. I am afraid I have lost count of all the times we have run out of money.
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lose ˈcount (of something)

not know how many there are of something: He’s had so many different jobs that I’ve lost count (of them all).
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References in classic literature ?
He has lost count of his children, but this Pierre was his favorite."
It was not really Saturday night, at least it may have been, for they had long lost count of the days; but always if they wanted to do anything special they said this was Saturday night, and then they did it.
We marched for many days--so many that I lost count of them--and at last we came to another city--a Chinese city this time--which stands upon the site of ancient Moscow.
Little Toomai could only count up to ten, and he counted again and again on his fingers till he lost count of the tens, and his head began to swim.
"I have lost count of the number of burglaries you have committed.
She says she has lost count of the number of times cars have crashed into her property, a listed house she has lived in for 40 years.
Dear Editor, Driving down to Stirling fromWest of Killin today, I lost count of the number of potholes some of which are so big that they are impossible to avoid.
A nurse, identified only by her first name of Kerry, said she had lost count of the number of times she had been sworn at.
I've lost count of the times I've said to him in rows: "And you can say goodbye to the dog.
I have lost count of how many derby matches I have attended both at Goodison and Anfield with friends and family, both blue and red noses.
The Perth defender has lost count of how many times his nose has been busted in the line of duty.
I watched the SIRF parade (Stockton International Riverside Festival), took lots of photographs, strolled around and soon lost count of the number of people who spoke to me.
Vermont State Curator David Schutz, who is charged with overseeing the restoration, care and conservation of the gold-domed, 155-year-old State House, says he's lost count of the number of bats he's seen.
Marsh, who is a celibate, said that she has lost count of the number of tweets she gets about people offering her to have sex.
I THINK I've lost count of the number of times Sharon Osbourne has said she's given up on cosmetic surgery.