Definition of off balance in English:

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off balance


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
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  • 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.


throw (or catch) someone off balance

Make someone unsteady and in danger of falling: the big man was thrown off balance by his own weight
1.1Surprise someone by doing something unexpected: the enemy were caught off balance by the shock of the attack

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