at sea
phrasal 1. on the sea; specifically on a sea voyage 2. lost, bewildered

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • At sea — Sea Sea (s[=e]), n. [OE. see, AS. s[=ae]; akin to D. zee, OS. & OHG. s[=e]o, G. see, OFries. se, Dan. s[ o], Sw. sj[ o], Icel. s[ae]r, Goth. saiws, and perhaps to L. saevus fierce, savage. [root]151a.] 1. One of the larger bodies of salt water,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at sea — If things are at sea, or all at sea, they are disorganized and chaotic …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • at sea — ► at sea 1) sailing on the sea. 2) confused; uncertain. Main Entry: ↑sea …   English terms dictionary

  • at\ sea — I. adv or adj. phr. 1. On an ocean voyage; on a journey by ship. They had first met at sea. 2. Out on the ocean; away from land. By the second day the ship was well out at sea. Charles had visited a ship in dock, but he had never been on a ship… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at sea — On the ocean; on the water. Slang for confused. A marine insurance term meaning absent on a voyage which was commenced within the time of the original risk, both going and returning, and although during part of the time the vessel may be… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • at sea —    If things are at sea, or all at sea, they are disorganized and chaotic.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • at sea — 1》 sailing on the sea. 2》 (also all at sea) confused; uncertain. → sea …   English new terms dictionary

  • At sea —   If things are at sea, or all at sea, they are disorganized and chaotic …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • at sea — most of her calculus lectures left me completely at sea Syn: confused, perplexed, puzzled, baffled, mystified, bemused, bewildered, nonplussed, disconcerted, disoriented, dumbfounded, at a loss, at sixes and sevens; informal flummoxed, bamboozled …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • at sea — pp Confused. I think Margaret is at sea on the math homework. 1810s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • at sea — confused. With no data they could depend on, they were utterly at sea …   New idioms dictionary

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