[+story, play] intrigue f
→ The film had a good plot but the acting was weak.
→ The plot was too complicated. I just couldn't follow.
to have lost the plot *
[person, organization, team] avoir perdu le fil
→ I miss an easy ball in practice. I lost the plot ...
→ the normally assured, combative and confident Mr Prescott lost the plot and stared in silence, open-mouthed at Sir Michael.
→ Labour appears to have lost the plot