- 1. On an ocean voyage; on a journey by ship.
They had first met at sea.2. Out on the ocean; away from land.
By the second day the ship was well out at sea.II. adj. phr.
Charles had visited a ship in dock, but he had never been on a ship at sea.Not knowing what to do; bewildered; confused; lost.
The job was new to him, and for a few days he was at sea.
When his friends talked about chemistry, Don was at sea, because he did not study chemistry.Compare: at a loss
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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