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lose sight of sth

C2 to forget about an important idea or fact because you are thinking too much about other things: Some members of the peace-keeping force seem to have lost sight of the fact that they are there to help people.
Translations of “lose sight of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 忘記,忽略…
in Russian упускать что-либо из виду…
in Turkish unutmak, dikkate almamak, ...dan/den uzaklaşmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忘记,忽略…
in Polish zapominać o czymś, tracić coś z oczu…
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