Идиомы и фразеологизмы английского со словом lose. Страница шесть

Фразеологизмы со словом lose. Страница шесть

lose out
To fail to win; miss first place in a contest; lose to a rival.
John lost out in the rivalry for Mary's hand in marriage.
Fred didn't want to lose out to the other salesman.
lose sight of
Not to be able to see any longer.
I lost sight of Mary in the crowd.
I watched the plane go higher and higher until I lost sight of it.
To forget; overlook.
Johnny was so interested in the game he lost sight of the time.
No matter how rich and famous he became, he never lost sight of the fact that he had been born in the slums.
lose touch
To fail to keep in contact or communication. Usually used with with.
After she moved to another town, she lost touch with her childhood friends.
lose track
To forget about something; not stay informed; fail to keep a count or record. Usually used with of.
What's the score now? I've lost track.
Mary lost track of her friends at camp after summer was over.
John lost track of the money he spent at the circus.
sail close to the wind
To be on the borderline between legality and illegality.
Быть на грани законного и не законного; рисковать.
The wealthy tycoon sailed close to the wind during Prohibition.
He seems to invest his money well although he often sails close to the wind.
Кажется, он надежно вложил деньги, хотя он всегда рискует.
skeleton in the closet
A shameful secret; someone or something kept hidden, especially by a family.
The skeleton in our family closet was Uncle Willie. No one mentioned him because he drank too much.
too close for comfort
Perilously near (said of bad things).
When the sniper's bullet hit the road the journalist exclaimed, "Gosh, that was too close for comfort!"