||unfinished tasks, odds and ends
||"Finished making the dress?" "Almost - just some loose ends."
||(See at loose ends)
||(See tie up loose ends)
|lord it over
||be the boss of, dominate a person/group
||When we were boys, my older brother tried to lord it over me.
|lose a family member
||experience the death of a member of the family
||Poor Sadie. She lost her mother last year and a brother this year.
||forget how many you counted, lose track
||There were so many falling stars that I lost count.
||lose a person's approval, in your bad books
||If you lose favor with reporters, you may lose the election.
||slide back, lose power, fall behind
||Every day we lose ground in the battle to save the environment.
||get away from him, ditch him
||I can lose him at the mall - among the shops and people.
||become angry, lose your cool
||When he criticized you, I started to lose it. I almost hit him.