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Chengyu
手足无措
Pinyin
shǒu zú wú cuò
English
be at a loss as to what to do
Explanation
Meaning
措:安放。手脚不知放到哪儿好。形容举动慌张,或无法应付。
Context
《论语·子路》:“刑罚不中,则民无所措手足。”
Example
正忧疑不定,忽报宋兵到了,惊得~。 ◎清·陈忱《水浒后传》第十二回
 
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