off balance surprised or confused. Policy makers were caught off balance by the speed and success of Canada's efforts to ban the weapons.
Usage notes: often used with keep or throw: The stories were part of an effort to keep the antiwar movement off balance.out of balance
imbalance, unbalance, instability - a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium; "a hormonal imbalance"
He felt himself unworthy of the praise.
He felt himself not worthy of the praise.
Student or Learner