All at sea

What does "All at sea" mean?

Today it means: Confused, muddled or dis-orderly

The term is thought to have come from when ships navigation was purely by compass and the stars and sun. Once out of site of land it was easy to get lost and be "all at sea".

   

By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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