English around the world: to lose the plot

Heute erfahren Sie in unserer Rubrik „English around the world“, was es mit dem Ausdruck „to lose the plot“ auf sich hat. In der aktuelle Ausgabe der World and Press finden Sie weitere spannende Themen der englischsprachigen Welt.

By Carol Richards

“To lose the plot”

United Kingdom

This idiom can be used to say that someone has become confused or gone crazy. The origin of the phrase is unknown, but it clearly refers to films, books, plays, operas, and similar works with a story. If you don’t understand what is happening in a story, then you will be confused about why the events are unfolding in a certain way. This can also apply to situations in our lives.