What is the Meaning of the English Expression
- unable to keep a record of someone or something, or
- unable to remember something
- lose, misplace, or forget where someone or something is
- forget how something is progressing (especially time)
This expression can be used to mean that something happened many times (too many times for it to be practical to count).
Note: Typically, this is used as: to lose track of something / someone. Example 4 shows the expression by itself.
The expression LOSE TRACK is loosely connected with the verb TRACK which means to follow the trail or movements of (someone or something) typically in order to find them. TRACK is a verb that is used by hunters who are following wildlife. (e.g., The hunters tracked the moose for miles.)
1. I have lost track of almost all my friends from high school. (This means I do not know where they are now.)
2. I’m sorry I’m so late! I was cleaning the basement out and I lost track of time.
3. Three kittens is too many! I am always losing track of one of them!
4. There have been so many revisions to this project that I have lost track!