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Throw for a loop

DEFINITION

Confound. Surprise. Imagine a swing that loops over your head in a wide arc, it would be startling. (Compare to Gopsmack, Jaw dropping or Knocked off one’s feet.)

“I don’t understand her. When she said she didn’t want to go to college, it threw me for a loop.”

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