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English definition of “off balance”

off balance

adjective [after verb], adverb uk   us  
If someone or something is off balance, that person or thing is in a position where they are likely to fall or be knocked down: A gust of wind knocked/threw her off balance and she fell. confused or uncertain about what to do next: Many Republicans were thrown off balance by the Democrats' landslide at the polls.
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