at sea

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

at sea

  1. At the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship.
  2. (idiomatic) In a state of confusion or bewilderment.
    Most of the class was at sea after the first week.
    • 2011 September 28, Tom Rostance, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos”, BBC Sport:
      Wojciech Szczesny was then called into action twice in a minute to parry fierce drives from Djebbour and Torossidis as Arsenal's back four looked all at sea.