On your back heels

Ali Velshi, subbing for Rachel Maddow on her show, uttered this one.  It is a mashup of “set back on (one’s) heels” (surprise or shock) and “on your back foot” ( in a position of disadvantage, retreat).  Another tip of the hat to Frank King for hearing this one.

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