go for a loop

AlexanderIII

Senior Member
Russian
Dear all,
this from the story by Dorothy Parker 'A Young Woman in Green Lace'.


"At least, when I saw you sitting there and that dress and everything—well, I went for a loop, that’s all.”
“... Why, it’s old as the hills, I got it before I went abroad. I sort of didn’t want to wear any of my French things tonight because—well, of course no one thinks anything of them over there, but I thought maybe these New York people might think they were pretty extreme. You know how Paris clothes are.
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In the beginning of the story it is said that the young woman was in green lace and possible pearls. I wonder if the loop is a necklace of pearls. Do you think it's probable?

Thank you.
 
  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    No. It is an expression which expresses marvel/wonder/awe/enchantment. A modern equivalent is "I was blown away".
     
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