for a loss
phrasal into a state of distress <
events had thrown him for a loss
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • for a loss — See: THROW FOR A LOSS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for a loss — See: THROW FOR A LOSS …   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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Three points for a win — is a standard used in many sports leagues and group tournaments, especially in association football, in which three (rather than two) points are awarded to the team winning a match, with no points to the losing team. If the game is drawn, each… …   Wikipedia

  • To be at a loss — Loss Loss (l[o^]s; 115), n. [AS. los loss, losing, fr. le[ o]san to lose. [root]127. See {Lose}, v. t.] 1. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bear a loss — Loss Loss (l[o^]s; 115), n. [AS. los loss, losing, fr. le[ o]san to lose. [root]127. See {Lose}, v. t.] 1. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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