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lose it

verb phrase

To become very distraught; lose control of oneself; suffer a kind of breakdown; crack up: told me to keep an eye on Dennis, that he looked like he was losing it/ of being totally stressed out, of ''losing it''/ Thieu was really tough, but that day he lost it. His spirit was broken

[1990s+; probably fr the notion of losing one's grip on reality]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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