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not know if (one) is afoot or on horseback

To be so totally and utterly confused as to be unaware of one's actions. I've had such a long day that I don't know if I'm afoot or on horseback—I think I need to lie down! I finally got Billy a math tutor because his test grades clearly showed that he didn't know if he was afoot or on horseback in that class.
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Indian Ports Minister Ramachandran Kadannappally has said that Azhikkal port will be developed into a major facility equipped for the operation of service of container vessels, as plans are afoot for the development of minor ports across the state of Kerala.
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Lately, when visiting and driving around its leafy suburban avenues, I have begun to wonder if , a little like The Stepford Wives, there isn't a strange, even sinister conspiracy afoot.
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This year will be big for Kyles when she celebrates 25 years in the music biz and plans are afoot for a big ITV special celebrating her career.
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