lose (one's) appetite

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lose (one's) appetite

To no longer be hungry; to no longer have a desire or inclination to eat. Hearing the gruesome details of the murder made me lose my appetite. The news was so sobering that we all lost our appetites.
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lose one's appetite

to lose one's desire to eat. After that gory movie, I'm afraid I've lost my appetite.
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How many disconsolate fathers and substantial tradesmen had waited on the locksmith for the same purpose, with dismal tales of how their sons had lost their appetites, and taken to shut themselves up in dark bedrooms, and wandering in desolate suburbs with pale faces, and all because of Dolly Varden's loveliness and cruelty!
Nigerians have lost their appetite for neatness in appearance and their environment.
When they activated the CGRP neurons with a laser, the hungry mice immediately lost their appetite and walked away from their liquid diet; when the laser was turned off, the mice resumed drinking the liquid diet.
ANXIOUS families have lost their appetite for borrowing, opting to take advantage of rock-bottom interest rates and trim their debts.
The group said that, while there was still a reasonable level of interest in the transfers, very large schemes had lost their appetite for the move, compared with the high point of 2008..
Said a UN Food & Agriculture Organisation note: "Confused and disoriented, some lost their appetite altogether, while others turned cannibal and ate one other.
Sainsbury's fell 4.75p to 287p, but traders had not completely lost their appetite for the grocery sector as Tesco added 0.25p to 310p and Morrisons ticked 0.5p higher to 174.25p.
"The fact is that even though there is a sense that the United States is moving out of recession, American companies have not lost their appetite for investing in Latin America," Klock concludes.
The new issue market lost steam in the latter half of 2001, as investors lost their appetite for corporate bonds, following a series of failures by high-profile companies, including supermarket chain operator Mycal Corp., S&P said.
Weston, who has bowled on a Saturday for 50 years, admits players have lost their appetite for Saturday bowling.
It's not just primary writers that have lost their appetite for nursing home business, St.
A further four per cent said they had lost their appetite, three per cent had lost weight and one per cent claimed financial problems had caused their relationship to break down, according to financial information website moneybasics.co.uk.
"Hopefully, they haven't lost their appetite and will come back for more servings during the rest of the week." Next week on The Apprentice the contestants have to come up with a healthy breakfast cereal and shoot an ad campaign.
Viewers quickly lost their appetite for Scots chef Gordon Ramsay's four-letter rants at hapless celebrity cooks.
Keepers at Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, North Yorkshire, started adding drugs to the Humboldt penguins' meals when the birds stopped laying eggs, lost their appetites and became unsociable.