2012년 8월 16일 목요일

Dic: be lost on someone

■ If advice or a comment is lost on someone, they do not understand it or they pay no attention to it: ex) The meaning of that was lost on me.


■ be lost on someone: to be not understood or noticed by someone: ex) His jokes were completely lost on most of the students.

■ (sometimes foll by on) not utilized, noticed, or taken advantage of (by) : ex) rational arguments are lost on her.

■ be lost on sb: if something is lost on someone, they do not understand or want to accept it: ex) The joke was completely lost on Chris.

.... Cobuild, OALD, COLLINS, LDOCE,  



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