throw for a loop

Discussion in 'English Only' started by j3s13, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. j3s13 New Member


    I am Jesie and English is my second language. I don't know the meaning of 'throw you fort a loop', is there anybody, can explain to me ?

  2. PMCB Member

    English, U.S.
    The expression is actually, "Throw you for a loop." If somebody throws you for a loop, it means that they do something that really takes you off-guard, that surprises you and probably confuses you as well.
  3. j3s13 New Member

    Thank you very much.
  4. Thomas Tompion Senior Member

    Southwest France
    English - England
    Is this expression exclusively AE? It was new to me when I came across it this morning.

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