off balance - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. 1
    not steady or upright, for example because more weight is on one side

    That wheel is off balance.

    throw/knock someone/something off balance:

    He kept pulling my arm, throwing me off balance.

  2. 2
    surprised, upset, or confused by something
    knock/catch someone off balance:

    I was thrown completely off balance by Anna’s reply.

See also main entry: balance