Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

lose track of time

lose track of time
Meaning(s)
1) be unaware that a certain amount of time has passed
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • sorry I'm late, I lost track of time
  • Analysis

    To lose track of time means to be unaware of what time it is or to be unable to say how much time has passed due to being occupied or enjoying yourself. This is a useful expression in both social and professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Sorry, I'm late for the meeting, said John to his boss.I lost track of time.
    2. Jenny missed her flight as she had lost track of time.
    3. It's easy to lose track of time when you're having fun.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Sorry, I'm late for the meeting, said John to his boss.I lost track of time.
    2. Jenny missed her flight as she had lost track of time.
    3. It's easy to lose track of time when you're having fun.
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