Meaning of “off balance” in the English Dictionary

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"off balance" in British English

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off balanceadjective [ after verb ], adverb

uk /ˌɒf ˈbæl.əns/ us /ˌɑːf ˈbæl.əns/

(Definition of “off balance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"off balance" in American English

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off balance

surprised or confused, so that it is difficult to behave or react as you usually would:

He walked up and said I was fat, which really threw me off balance (= made me feel confused).
Her remark seemed to catch her mother off balance (= surprise her).

(Definition of “off balance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)