"to send for a loop"
to unexpectedly upset or confuse someone
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: The boss is driving me crazy.
Colleague 2: What's going on?
Colleague 1: I will be working away on a project, thinking that all is going well and the boss will make some bizarre and unexpected changes that I really don't understand. I find it quite upsetting.
Colleague 2: It's kind of hard to work with confidence when you never know when the boss will send you for a loop.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: You look very upset.
Friend 2: My wife just told me that she is leaving me.
Friend 1: Were you having trouble in your marriage?
Friend 2: No more than the usual challenges in a marriage. My wife told me she has met another man.
Friend 1: That must have sent you for a loop.
Friend 2: Yes, it was completely unexpected.
Sending my friend for a loop, I told him that I was quitting my job the next day.
1) Almost 4 1/2 years back in Oz and I still get sent for a loop about once a month, especially in parking lots when I really can not remember ...
2) ... thought about your greatest personal accomplishment? I was recently sent for a loop in an interview when asked this question, and now wish I had thought up ...
3) ... you ask them a question and they get sent for a loop. They love routine and once focused on something they are good to go.
4) So next time I go on vacation or my schedule gets sent for a loop, I will remember my own advice. I am more than my workouts or ...
5) ... runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch - and the entire town is sent for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?"
6) ... yet it was bizarre, as we were sort of sent for a loop.
7) When Timeline first came out, highly active Facebook users were sent for a loop. Suddenly, some of their very old content, like status updates and other ...
8) But things get sent for a loop for him (sorry) when his latest target is revealed to be himself, ...
9) ... our false starts, our mistaken assumptions, and how we were sent for a loop by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
10) Homer is sent for a loop when he discovers one of his bowling buddies is an accountant for the mob, ...
11) ... is plotting a return to power when his plans are sent for a loop by a sudden assassination attempt that leaves several journalists dead.
12) Big, heavy compilers like GHC have been sent for a loop by iOS and Android. Scheme isn't modern enough.
13) When the truth about Rigel is revealed I was sent for a loop. I was not expecting it at all.
14) If you get sent for a loop how can we figure it out?
15) ... and if someone has been sent for a loop this would be a great opportunity to do a little damage control.
16) ... first time I rode a bus through downtown Portland, I was sent for a loop. Not only did the driver wish me "Good afternoon," she continued ...
17) ... times I thought I figured out the guilty party to only be sent for a loop. The characters kept me on my toes, ...
18) ... recent products leaking well before their announcements, the days of being sent for a loop at an Apple event appeared to be over.
19) She added that different textures -- and even colors -- of flooring can send a dog for a loop, especially an inexperienced dog.
20) Then there are the factors that could send any plan for a loop. These are risks - potential costs, hurdles or blockades, ...