train of thought

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[Motivation]
(없던) 생각이 바로  안 떠오를때는   “I can’t think of it off the top of my head” 라는 표현이 있다.
그럼 (이미 하고있었던) 생각하고 있던 것이  멈출때는 뭐라고 할까?
예를들어,
프레젠테이션하다가 갑자기 막힐때나…
뭔가 친구에게 뭔가 잘 설명하고 있다가, 생각이 멈추거나…
에세이에 좋은 아이디어가 떠올랐는데, 곧 안되서 까먹거나..
이런상황에서 은근 자주쓰이는 표현이 있다.
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“I lost my train of thought”
[Phrase]
I lost my train of thought
[From Movies]
  • Lose my train of thought when I see her smile. Most beautiful when she’s angry.  (Kate & Leopold )
  • Probably, but I got to get this out… before I lose my train of thought. ( 40 Days And 40 Nights ) 
  • Forgive me, I seem to have lost my train of thought.  ( Topsy Turvy )
  • l was in the middle of a letter to my wife, now l’ve lost my train of thought. ldiot! ( The Gathering Storm )
  • Do you have any thoughts on that subject? Yeah. Oh, I’m sorry. I broke your train of thought. Please, keep going. ( Talk Radio )
  • DAVID searches for his last train of thought, taking a huge swig from his drink. (Bean)
[Comments]
기차가 탈선한 형상을 본따서,
“My train of thought derailed”
라고 좀 웃기면서도 sophisticated하게 표현할수있다.
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“My train of thought derailed and there were no survivors”
[Extra]
lost train of thought보다 좀더 casual + vulgar 한 표현도있다.
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“Sorry. Brain Fart”
[Collocation]
train of thought 과 자주 등장하는 단어는 어떤 것이 있을까?

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동사로는 lose, interrupt, follow, pursue 등이 있다

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