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At a loss

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At a loss: This phrase is an idiom. It means anxious or puzzled.Sometime you are sure about something positive happening. But,it did not happen according to your expectation. In such a situation, you can say 'I am at a loss because I was pretty confident in getting the job'.

For example Sita was at a loss because the stocks which she had invested in fell down suddenly.

Sample Usage

The investors of the finance company were at a loss when it closed down with out any prior information.

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