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throw (one) for a loop
To shock, surprise, astonish, or bewilder one. The end of that trick always throws the audience for a loop. I love watching their faces as they desperately try to figure it out. It really threw Stu for a loop when Olivia announced she was leaving the company.
throw someone for a loopor
knock someone for a loopAMERICAN, INFORMAL
If someone or something throws you for a loop or knocks you for a loop, they shock you or surprise you very much. If Kravis's offer had thrown him for a loop, Johnson wasn't letting it show. She was wearing a top hat, the sight of which knocked Jamie for a loop.
throw (or knock) someone for a loopsurprise or astonish someone; catch someone off guard. North American
knock/throw somebody for a ˈloop(American English, informal) shock or surprise somebody: The result of the election knocked most people for a loop.
throw someone for a loop
tv. to confuse or surprise someone. Don’t let this question throw you for a loop.