throw someone for a loop


throw someone for a loop
I throw (or knock) someone for a loop
informal surprise or astonish someone; catch someone off guard
II
see loop

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • throw someone for a loop — throw (someone) for a loop to upset someone unexpectedly and severely. Seeing an accident on the road always throws me for a loop …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw (someone) for a loop — knock/throw (someone) for a loop American, informal if something that happens knocks you for a loop, it upsets or confuses you because you do not expect it. He knocked me for a loop when he said he was quitting his job …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw someone for a loop — tv. to confuse or surprise someone. □ The whole business threw me for a loop. □ Don’t let this question throw you for a loop …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • knock/throw someone for a loop — knock/throw (someone) for a loop US informal : to cause (someone) to be very amazed, confused, or shocked The news of her death really knocked me for a loop. His parents were thrown for a loop when he quit college. • • • Main Entry: ↑loop …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw (or knock) someone for a loop N. Amer. — throw (or knock) someone for a loop N. Amer. informal surprise or astonish someone. → loop …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw someone for a loss — throw (someone) for a loss : to cause (someone) to be very amazed, confused, or shocked Recent revelations have thrown me for a loss. [=(more commonly) for a loop] • • • Main Entry: ↑loss …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock (someone) for a loop — knock/throw (someone) for a loop American, informal if something that happens knocks you for a loop, it upsets or confuses you because you do not expect it. He knocked me for a loop when he said he was quitting his job …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw for a loop — throw (someone) for a loop to upset someone unexpectedly and severely. Seeing an accident on the road always throws me for a loop …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock/throw for a loop — knock/throw (someone) for a loop US informal : to cause (someone) to be very amazed, confused, or shocked The news of her death really knocked me for a loop. His parents were thrown for a loop when he quit college. • • • Main Entry: ↑loop …   Useful english dictionary

  • loop — I. /lup / (say loohp) noun 1. a folding or doubling of a portion of a cord, lace, ribbon, etc., upon itself, so as to leave an opening between the parts. 2. anything shaped more or less like a loop, as a line drawn on paper, a part of a letter, a …   Australian English dictionary


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