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Thrown for a loop

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Thrown for a loop rate
(Expression) From the French: "Trou de Loup" (a pit of sharp stakes to surprise and injure an enemy), to be thrown for a loop is to be painfully surprised, perhaps devastated by an event.
Usage: The election was thrown for a loop when the candidate with the most votes lost.

thrown for a loop rate
(Expression) to be taken by surprise.
Usage: "Are you blushing?" I asked, seriously thrown for a loop.


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