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.
See also: lose, mind

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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Hultgren and his fellow Republicans, who at one time supported fiscal responsibility and free trade, have either lost their minds or lost their courage to speak out against Donald Trump.
ISLAMABAD -- Central Information Secretary Pakistan Peoples Party Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed strongly reacting to statements by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Federal Ministers against former President Asif Ali Zardari, has said that the end of Raiwind rulers is eminent that is why these PML-N leaders have lost their minds.
The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds Tom Hawthorn Douglas & McIntyre c/o Harbour Publishing PO Box 219, Madeira Park, BC, Canada, V0N 2H0 www.douglas-mcintyre.com 9781771621502, $26.95, PB, 160pp, www.amazon.com
Richly illustrated with period photographs and ephemera, "The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds: The Centennial of 1967" by Tom Hawthorn is the story of that fun, exciting year, told in the same giddy spirit with which Canadians celebrated.
It could -if Canadians take a cue from the unlikely, inspiring story of "The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country".
JURGEN KLOPP said Liverpool "lost their minds" after making a dreadful start to their defeat at Watford.
The separated, the divorced, and the drunks of course The people who are blind, and those who have lost their minds.
My parents would explain why we had moved here from the city but that only proved what I suspected: they had lost their minds. It was up to me to save us.
It seems the ball sponsors have lost their minds as well.
Muhammad, hundreds of Americans have lost their minds and used guns to cause multiple deaths," notes the October 25th Toronto Globe and Mail.
She wondered if her eyesight had gone--or if her students had lost their minds.
27 may have thought its editors had lost their minds.