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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “tie sb (up) in knots”

tie sb (up) in knots

informal
to confuse someone
使(某人)困惑,把(某人)弄糊涂
The Director of Studies tied me up in knots by asking tricky questions.
教务主任问了一些很难回答的问题,把我弄得头昏脑胀。
Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understand
(Definition of tie sb (up) in knots from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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