throw (someone) for a loop


US, informal
: to cause (someone) to be very amazed, confused, or shocked
The news of her death really threw me for a loop.
His parents were thrown for a loop when he quit college.

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“Throw (someone) for a loop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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