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lose it

1. To lose control of one's emotions, especially by becoming angry or upset. Mom is going to lose it when she gets home and finds out that we broke her vase. When I saw that last scene, I just lost it. It was so sad!
2. To lose an ability, skill, or quality that one previously had. A: "I used to be so much better at the guitar, but I feel like I'm losing it." B: "Well, have you been practicing?" She used to turn heads wherever she went, but I think she's lost it a little as she's aged.
3. To vomit. I thought I was going to lose it out on that boat—I felt so seasick!
See also: lose
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lose it

 
1. Sl. to empty one's stomach; to vomit. Oh, God! I think I'm going to lose it! Go lose it in the bushes.
2. Sl. to get angry; to lose one's temper. It was too much for him. Ted lost it. I sat there calmly, biting my lip to keep from losing it.
See also: lose
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lose it

INFORMAL
COMMON
1. If someone loses it, they become extremely angry or upset. I completely lost it. I was shouting and swearing.
2. If someone loses it, they become unable to do something they are usually able to do. He walked on stage, looked out into the audience and just lost it. He forgot the words and started to make up completely different ones.
See also: lose
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

lose it

lose control of your temper or emotions. informal
2004 Independent I talk calmly, and then I lose it and start ranting angrily.
See also: lose
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

ˈlose it

(spoken) be unable to stop yourself from crying, laughing, etc.; become crazy: Then she just lost it completely and started screaming.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

lose it

1. tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) Oh, God! I think I’m going to lose it!
2. tv. to get angry; to lose one’s temper; lose control. I sat there calmly, biting my lip to keep from losing it.
See also: lose
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

lose it

Slang
1. To become very angry or emotionally upset.
2. To become deranged or mentally disturbed.
3. To become less capable or proficient; decline: He can still play tennis well. He hasn't lost it yet.
See also: lose
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

lose it, to

To lose one’s temper or composure, to go berserk. Dating from the second half of the 1900s, this expression is rapidly becoming a cliché. The Washington Post (May 29, 1983) described it, “His eruptions at umpires are genuine furies. ‘When something goes against his grain . . . he just completely loses it.’”
See also: lose
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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