lose sight of

Idioms & Phrases

lose sight of

Overlook, fail to take into account, as in We must not lose sight of our main objective, or Beverly never lost sight of her humble beginnings. This metaphoric expression alludes to physical sight. [Early 1700s] For an antonym, see bear in mind.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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