(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?
프레젠테이션하다가 갑자기 막힐때나…
뭔가 친구에게 뭔가 잘 설명하고 있다가, 생각이 멈추거나…
에세이에 좋은 아이디어가 떠올랐는데, 곧 안되서 까먹거나..
이런상황에서 은근 자주쓰이는 표현이 있다.
“I lost my train of thought”
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)
기차가 탈선한 형상을 본따서,
“My train of thought derailed”
라고 좀 웃기면서도 sophisticated하게 표현할수있다.
“My train of thought derailed and there were no survivors”
lost train of thought보다 좀더 casual + vulgar 한 표현도있다.
“Sorry. Brain Fart”
train of thought 과 자주 등장하는 단어는 어떤 것이 있을까?

동사로는 lose, interrupt, follow, pursue 등이 있다

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