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pull sb up short

to surprise someone, often so that that person stops what they are doing: Seeing her picture in the paper pulled me up short.
Translations of “pull sb up short”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)嚇呆…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)惊呆…
(Definition of pull sb up short from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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