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discombobulated

1. Perplexed or confused. I tried to do well in this class, but I've been discombobulated since we started.
2. Drunk. Do you remember last night at all? You were really discombobulated!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

discombobulate

(dɪskəmˈbɑbjəlet)
tv. to confuse or perplex someone. That kind of discussion discombobulates me something awful.

discombobulated

and discomboobulated (dɪskəmˈbɑbjəledəd and dɪskəmˈbubjəledəd)
1. mod. confused. I get completely discombobulated when I think of figures that big.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. From the way she is walking, I’d say she is discombobulated.
See also: discombobulate
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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