Definition of throw someone off balance in English:

throw someone off balance

(also catch someone off balance)

phrase

  • 1Cause someone to become unsteady and in danger of falling.

    • ‘the big man was thrown off balance by his own weight’
    1. 1.1Confuse or bewilder someone.
      • ‘the enemy were caught off balance by the shock of the attack’
      baffle, mystify, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, confuse, confound, nonplus, disconcert, throw, set someone thinking