Meaning of “tie sb (up) in knots” in the English Dictionary

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"tie sb (up) in knots" in British English

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tie sb (up) in knots

informal

to confuse someone:

The Director of Studies tied me up in knots by asking tricky questions.

(Definition of “tie sb (up) in knots” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)