I am all adrift.
He is quite adrift.
To turn one adrift.
Sea phrases. A ship is said to be adrift when it has broken
from its moorings, and is driven at random by the winds. To be adrift
is to be wide of the mark, or not in the right course. To turn one
adrift is to turn him from house and home to go his own way.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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