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perder el hilo
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (idiom) (to forget what one was saying)
a. lose one's thread
Lo siento, perdí el hilo. ¿De qué estábamos hablando?I'm sorry, I lost my thread. What were we talking about?
b. to lose one's train of thought
Estaba dando una charla cuando me interrumpieron para hacerme una pregunta, y perdí el hilo.I was giving a speech when someone interrupted me to ask me a question, and I lost my train of thought.
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