lost without (someone or something)

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lost without (someone or something)

Unable to function or understand things clearly without someone or something; helpless without someone or something. Ever since Mom died, I just feel like I'm lost without her. When it comes to repairing things, I'm usually lost without instructional videos. I'd be lost without my assistant—she's the only one who keeps my crazy life remotely organized.
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lost without someone or something

unable to function without someone or something. I am just lost without you. The engineer is lost without his pocket computer.
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References in classic literature ?
I suppose when the chains are struck off a prisoner he'd feel queer and lost without them for a while.
They express a shade of the art which would be lost without them.
Now, there's no stopping mobiles - they include instant messaging, email, applications including Facebook, have video and photo capabilities - it's no wonder students feel lost without them.
My family are my support and I would be lost without them.
Hi-tech toys such as digital cameras, mobile phones and laptop computers are no longer luxury items, with 61 per cent of Brits admitting they'd be lost without them.
Those were such valuable skills, and I feel sad to see so many of our young people lost without them.
They are the unsung heroes and heroines of our times and we would be completely lost without them.
The homeless shelters, day-care centers, prison ministries, youth retreats and rape-counseling services of America would be lost without them.
Rip Muhlenhaupt of Xertus Communications, LLC, "MostlyWeb spec'd out our Linux needs and delivered the customized version which was then integrated - I would have been lost without them.