Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

tie sb (up) in knots

informal
to confuse someone
使(某人)困惑,把(某人)弄糊塗
The Director of Studies tied me up in knots by asking tricky questions.
教務主任問了一些很難回答的問題,把我弄得頭昏腦脹。
Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understand
(Definition of tie sb (up) in knots from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Puzzle and confuse, but you might be interested in these topics from the Surprise and confusion topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tie sb (up) in knots” in other dictionaries

Translations of “tie sb (up) in knots”

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More