adjective (or adverb)

: not well proportioned : out of balance
the plans are off-balance
their military is off-balance
: not standing, sitting, or resting in normal physical equilibrium
caught off-balance and knocked downJack Dempsey
: upset from or in a state of being upset by confusion : upsetting
the off-balance presentation of alternativesS. L. Payne
keep us off-balance
: into a state of surprise from the unexpected
may turn us momentarily off-balance by saying one thing when he means anotherR. B. West

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“Off-balance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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