taken aback

taken aback


  to be surprised, shocked or confused about something


 I was taken aback when your mother asked if I’m having trouble getting pregnant.

My friend was taken aback when I asked him if he smokes weed.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘taken aback’ mean?

The idiom taken aback means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘taken aback’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘taken aback’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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