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knock/throw sb for a loop

US informal
If something that happens knocks 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.
Translations of “knock/throw sb for a loop”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人心煩, 使大為驚訝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人心烦, 使大为惊讶…
(Definition of knock/throw sb for a loop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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