lose (one's) mind

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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 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.
See also: lose, mind
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 your ˈmind

become mentally ill
See also: lose, mind
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I have no reason to think she had at that time lost her mind. I have never since seen nor heard of Mr.
She must have lost her mind to have assented to such an atrocious bargain.
"What!" cried Tom, looking as if he thought she had lost her mind.
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My great-grandmother Mimi lost her mind from too much memory and found it at the rabbi's grave.
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However, he said, "I couldn't tell her there was a bear in the house because she would have just lost her mind. She gets very upset over spiders.''
And in Astapor, Daenerys's negotiations with the vile slave trader for his army of eunuch soldiers has her advisors wondering if she has lost her mind.
I don't want to do anything as I'm very fond of her husband and think she's lost her mind.
The first, that she's totally lost her mind. The second, that she's hoping it will endear her to women - see, I'm not perfect, I'm just like you!
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