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catch sb on the wrong foot

If something catches you on the wrong foot, you are not prepared for it: I hadn't expected the question and it caught me on the wrong foot.
(Definition of catch sb on the wrong foot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “catch sb on the wrong foot”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令(某人)措手不及…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令(某人)措手不及…
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