at a loss
phrasal 1. uncertain as to how to proceed <
was at a loss to explain the discrepancy
>
2. unable to produce what is needed <
at a loss for words
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at a loss — {adj. phr.} In a state of uncertainty; without any idea; puzzled. * /A good salesman is never at a loss for words./ * /When Don missed the last bus, he was at a loss to know what to do./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at a loss — {adj. phr.} In a state of uncertainty; without any idea; puzzled. * /A good salesman is never at a loss for words./ * /When Don missed the last bus, he was at a loss to know what to do./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • 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

  • 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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