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

lose your ˈmind

become mentally ill
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But I just thought, I'll give a little tongue in cheek wink to the fact that I lost my mind a bit.
I think I would literally lost my mind, go crazy, if I didn't get cleared to play, so thank God.
But the trip tested them on many levels, and THE CACTUS EATERS: HOW I LOST MY MIND AND ALMOST FOUND MYSELF ON THE PACIFIC COAST TRAIL documents these changes.
Both looked at me as though I'd lost my mind before turning their backs.
I think I'm gonna need some therapy Oh babe I hope you've got a PhD Won't you let me on your leather couch I've got a lot I need to talk about I think I'm crazy Think I'm stupid Must have lost my mind Wonder what I'm thinking lovin' you 'cause boy if you were mine, I'd really go insane, You'd be my favourite thing, I'd go ballistic Entries to Rick Fulton, Daily Record, One Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA.
During her expansive career Hepburn was awarded four Academy Awards for Best Actress for the films Morning Glory in 1933, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in 1967, The Lion in Winter in 1968, and On Golden Pond in 1981, She became a best-selling author upon publication of her first book, The Making of The African Queen: Or, How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind.
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My dance friends say I've lost my mind, and I admit it's upsetting to think about leaving.
A few of them pointed to the tower, the rest looked at me as if I had lost my mind.
When I came to San Diego's San Pasqual Valley in 1991, my winemaker colleagues in Napa Valley thought I had lost my mind," said winemaker Leon Santoro, who had worked at such illustrious wineries as Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Louis Martini Winery and was co-owner/winemaker at Quail Ridge Winery.
If you ever see me in any kind of leisure wear you can safely assume that I have lost my mind and am, in fact, quietly suicidal" - Actor Bill Nighy.
No one ever accused me of being so totally myopic that I had lost my mind or lost my way.