for a loop
phrasal into a state of amazement, confusion, or distress <
the news threw us for a loop
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • for a loop — adverb 1. : into a state of amazement, excitement, or confusion members of the cast were thrown for a loop when they caught sight of him Cornelia O. Skinner that strange poetic touch which knocks the Japanese for a loop Time 2. : into a usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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 — • 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

  • throw\ 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/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

  • 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

  • knock something for a loop — knock (something) for a loop US informal : to damage or ruin (something) The town s economy has been knocked for a loop by the factory s closing. The news has knocked the stock market for a loop. • • • Main Entry: ↑loop …   Useful english dictionary

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