you('ve) lost me

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you('ve) lost me

I don't understand anymore; I've become confused about or disinterested in what you're saying. Other pronouns can be used to refer to different subjects and objects of the phrase as well. Sorry, you've lost me—when exactly am I supposed to pull the lever again? I was with you for most of the story, but you lost me when you started talking about vampires. I could tell by the expression on her students' faces that she'd lost them.
See also: lost

you've lost me

I can't follow what you're saying, I'm puzzled or bewildered. For example, Please explain it again; you've lost me. This turn of phrase transfers losing one's way to discourse. [c. 1960]
See also: lost
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