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"We need to work hard to make up for the lost time."
"We need to work hard to make up for the lost money."

Hello! Do you think the sentences above sound natural? When I do research on the Internet, it seems like "the" isn't added to the expressions like "make up for lost time" and "make up for lost money". But if I want to be specific, can I add "the" to each expression? Thank you.

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"We need to work hard to make up for the lost time."
"We need to work hard to make up for the lost money."

Hello! Do you think the sentences above sound natural? When I do research on the Internet, it seems like "the" isn't added to the expressions like "make up for lost time" and "make up for lost money". But if I want to be specific, can I add "the" to each expression? Thank you.
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