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From the movie Bambi:

"Nearly everybody gets twitterpatted in the springtime. For example, you're walking along minding your own business; you're looking neither to the left, nor to the right when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face... Who-o! Who-o! You begin to get weak in the knees, your head's in a whirl! And then you feel light as feather, and before you know it you're walking on air, and then, you know what? You're knocked for a loop! And you completely lose your head!

Hi,

Could I interpret the bolded parts in bold as the following? Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks

1. gets chemitry 2. straight/directly 3. you feel dizzy! 4. you're on cloud nine/you are feeling very light 5. You tumble over! 6. you can't think clearly!
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Hi Angliholic,
- twitterpated: love-struck
- head in a whirl: cannot tell where you are / which direction you face.
- walking on air: feeling happy, elated.
- knock for a loop: astonish / fill with wonder, amazement
<<1. gets chemitry ??? become giddy and emotional (and/or in love), generally in a positive sense. Also, twitterpated. (pate = head, thus, having a twittering head) 2. straight/directly Right. 3. you feel dizzy! Right. 4. you're on cloud nine/you are feeling very light Yes. 5. You tumble over! Sort of. You are stunned, unable to cope. 6. you can't think clearly! Sort of. Lose control of yourself. Behave rashly.>>

CJ
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Thanks, HT.

Got it.

By the way, why does "knock for a loop" mean "fill with wonder/amazement?' If I know the missing link behind the phrase, it's easier for me to grasp and memorize its meaning.
Thanks, Jim.

Got it.
Hi Angliholic,
You can find the meaning of the phrase 'knock for a loop' [url=http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/knock_for_a_loop ]HERE[/url]. = astonish, which connotes an idea of 'surprise or flabbergast'. However, I don't feel that go well with the context, except the definition from Answers.com, [url=http://www.answers.com/topic/astonish?method=26&initiator=FFANS ]ASTONISH[/url] to mean fill with sudden wonder or amazement.
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Thanks, HT.

By the way, what's the litteral meaning of "knock for a loop?"
AngliholicThanks, HT.

By the way, what's the litteral meaning of "knock for a loop?"
Hi,
Here it is, an extract from the freedictionary.com:
"knock/throw someone for a loop (American, informal)

if something that happens knocks you for a loop, it upsets or confuses you because you do not expect it. He knocked me for a loop when he said he was quitting his job."
Thanks, HT, for the examples.

I know better now.

To make sure, does "loop" in question refer to "tumble over?"
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