knock for a loop
phrasal 1. a. overcome <
knocked my opponent for a loop
>
b. demolish <
knocked our idea for a loop
>
2. dumbfound, amaze <
the news knocked them for a loop
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • knock\ for\ a\ loop — • knock for a loop • throw for a loop v. phr. slang To surprise very much. When I heard they were moving, I was really knocked for a loop. The news of their marriage threw me for a loop …   Словарь американских идиом

  • knock for a loop — phrasal 1. a. : to overcome utterly : completely vanquish : rout knocked his opponent for a loop b. : to make short work of : get rid of or demolish …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock for a loop — or[throw for a loop] {v. phr.}, {slang} To surprise very much. * /When I heard they were moving, I was really knocked for a loop./ * /The news of their marriage threw me for a loop./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • knock for a loop — or[throw for a loop] {v. phr.}, {slang} To surprise very much. * /When I heard they were moving, I was really knocked for a loop./ * /The news of their marriage threw me for a loop./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • knock for a loop — verb To astonish; to surprise very much. Poor Janice, shell be knocked for a loop. Rabbit at Rest , by John Updike …   Wiktionary

  • throw or knock for a loop — cvb idi throw or knock for a loop, to overwhelm with surprise or confusion …   From formal English to slang

  • for a loop — See: KNOCK FOR A LOOP or THROW FOR A LOOP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for a loop — See: KNOCK FOR A LOOP or THROW FOR A LOOP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for\ a\ loop — See: knock for a loop or throw for a loop …   Словарь американских идиом

  • knock for a goal — phrasal : to knock for a loop …   Useful english dictionary

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