be thrown off balance

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be thrown off balance

1. To be made unsteady, such that one may fall. I was thrown off balance on my roller skates when that dog rushed by me and knocked into my legs.
2. To be confused, upset, or taken aback (by something). I was rather thrown off balance when Jenny said she wanted to have a baby.
See also: balance, off, thrown
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With the slimy pond mud squishing through my toes, I am thrown off balance, but am saved a very expensive soaking by the sturdy tripod.