Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
lose sight of sth
lose sight of
1) be no longer able to see or focus on sth
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
can be literal or figurative
To 'lose sight of' something is to fail to concentrate on it or forget about something important because you are focusing on other (usually less important) things. "We can't lose sight of the end goal here." To 'lose sight' of something is also to be unable to see something because your view has been obstructed or something is too far away. "We tried following your car, but we lost sight of you in the fog." You can find this expression used in both social and professional contexts.
Social Examples (Basic)
The man lost sight of his dog in the dense forestand had to whistle to find her again.
I got so down about all the work I had to dothat I lost sight of my goaland gave up before I could achieve my dream.
Professional Examples (Basic)
The details are important, but we shouldn't lose sightof the big picture.
We may havelost sight of what we set out to do, can we please try to stay on track?
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