Значение идиомы throw for a loss

[throw for a loss] {v. phr.} 1. To tackle a member of the opposingfootball team behind the place where his team had the ball at thebeginning of the play; push the other team back so that they loseyardage in football.

The Blues’ quarterback ran back and tried topass, but before he could, the Reds’ end threw him for a loss.

Compare: LOSE GROUND. 2. {informal} To surprise or shock ;upset; make worry greatly; cause trouble.

It threw Jim for a losswhen he failed the test.

Mr. Simpson was thrown for a loss when helost his job.

Compare: KNOCK FOR A LOOP, SET BACK ON ONE’S HEELS.


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