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knock/throw somebody for a loop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknock/throw somebody for a loopknock/throw somebody for a loopAmerican English informalSURPRISED to surprise and upset someone loop
Examples from the Corpus
knock/throw somebody for a loopHis response really threw me for a loop.Joanna totally threw me for a loop.His next question totally knocked me for a loop. He said, "So what makes you think you're good enough to get into law school?"
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