Definition of off balance in English:

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off balance

adjective

Not even, stable, or in correct proportions: slightly off-balance performances by the show’s leads an addiction that could destroy his already off-balance existence
More example sentences
  • He felt slightly off-balance at how fast the mood had changed.
  • The show often feels off-balance, with Kennedy appearing uncertain how serious or funny he intends to be.
  • Laughing quietly, I yank at her arm so she careens into me, off-balance.

Phrases

throw (or catch) someone off balance

Cause someone to become unsteady and in danger of falling.
1.1Confuse or bewilder someone.

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Syllabification: off bal·ance

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