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catch sb on the hop

UK informal
to do something when someone is not ready for it and is not able to deal with it: I'm afraid you've caught me on the hop - I wasn't expecting you until next week.
(Definition of catch sb on the hop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “catch sb on the hop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)措手不及…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)措手不及…
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