lose reason

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lose reason

To become insensible; to lose the ability to think rationally or logically; to be unable to reason. A possessive pronoun can be used between "lose" and "reason." My brain was so addled with drugs that I completely lost reason. What is going on with the boss's decisions lately? It's like she's lost her reason.
See also: lose, reason

lose one's reason

Fig. to lose one's power of reasoning, possibly in anger. I was so confused that I almost lost my reason. Bob seems to have lost his reason when he struck John.
See also: lose, reason
References in classic literature ?
This graduate, after some years of confinement, took it into his head that he was sane and in his full senses, and under this impression wrote to the Archbishop, entreating him earnestly, and in very correct language, to have him released from the misery in which he was living; for by God's mercy he had now recovered his lost reason, though his relations, in order to enjoy his property, kept him there, and, in spite of the truth, would make him out to be mad until his dying day.
Tabal lost reason to run but found purpose to keep going.
They, however, have lost reason of further stay in Afghanistan and they are in preparation to go back.
He urged all parties to exert efforts to defuse animosities fuelled by a minority of people strayed from the right path, lost reason and turned its back to the country's landmark achievements.
US Dollar has lost reason to become reserve currency.
The European Rugby Cup disciplinary panel ruled Thomas had "lost reason" and hit him with a four-week ban and a fine of pounds 4,960.
An independent European Rugby Cup disciplinary panel ruled on Thursday that Thomas had 'lost reason' and hit him with a suspension as well as a fine of pounds 4,960.
The Dublin hearing heard how Thomas had initially gone over to try and bring calm to the section of supporters in question, but his 'temper snapped and he lost reason.'
The panel ruled Thomas had "lost reason", fined him pounds 4,96o and banned him for four weeks.
With Ginger involved, nothing was going to be simple, and for some long- lost reason Prompt Corner was nonetheless sent to Haydock, despite the Major coming round to where Piggott pere et fils were staying the night and telling them the horse was 'not off'.
'Some of the crowd then shouted abuse at him and, in our view, at that point his temper snapped and he lost reason.
The independent panel, chaired by the RFU''s disciplinary chief Judge Jeff Blackett, ruled Thomas had "lost reason" but found him not guilty on the charge of aggressive exchanges with supporters.