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 — 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • throw for a loop — verb to confuse or disorient; to throw off; to mix up The detour threw me for a loop and I arrived late for work …   Wiktionary

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

  • throw a loop — See: KNOCK FOR A LOOP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw for a loss — {v. phr.} 1. To tackle a member of the opposing football team behind the place where his team had the ball at the beginning of the play; push the other team back so that they lose yardage in football. * /The Blues quarterback ran back and tried… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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