you've lost me
I can't follow what you're saying, I'm puzzled or bewildered. For example, Please explain it again; you've lost me. This turn of phrase transfers losing one's way to discourse. [c. 1960]
Should You Say “Between You And I” Or “Between You And Me”?Why are there different ways of saying the same thing? Grammar is a combination of rules and conventions. What’s the difference? Well, the rules are things like a verb must agree with its subject. By that rule, “he say” is incorrect. Then there are conventions, which are uses of language that are common enough that even though they break the “rules” they become “correct” simply …
I vs. MeIs it “my friends and I,” or “my friends and me?” I is a subject pronoun, and me is an object pronoun. This means I can be used as the subject of a sentence, and me can only be used as the object of one. I can perform an action, while me can only have actions performed upon it. Subject vs. Object Pronouns A subject …
- you're telling me,
- you're welcome,
- you've made your bed, now lie in it,
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