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knock/throw sb for a loop

US informal If something that ​happensknocks you for a loop, it ​upsets or ​confuses you because you do not ​expect it: He ​knocked me for a loop when he said he was ​quitting his ​job.
(Definition of knock/throw sb for a loop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knock/throw sb for a loop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人心烦, 使大为惊讶…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人心煩, 使大為驚訝…
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