Idiom:  lose one's edge

Meaning

Idiom:  lose one's edge

  • to no longer have the skills or ability to be as successful as before

Example sentences

  • He used to be the best golfer but after he got married he lost his edge.
  • If you don't continue to practice the piano you'll start to lose your edge. 
  • I feel like I’m losing my edge with the ladies. Do you think I should start covering up my gray hair?
  • I practice speaking by having a podcast, otherwise I might lose my edge in public speaking.
  • What do you recommend I do you doing this summer to make sure I don’t lose my edge before next season?
  • I lost my edge while I was out on maternity leave so I’m going to do some volunteer projects before I look for another job.
  • Last year‘s Olympic gold-medalist seems to be losing her edge and the press is speculating she may retire at the end of the year.
  • Just when you thought Mariah Carey lost her edge she comes out with another award-winning record.


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