1. The sudden layoff blindsided many employees. or The sudden layoff caught many employees off guard.2. During the fight, my opponent blindsided me with a jump in an attempt to knock me over.
 blindside catch somebody off guard這是最貼切的說法.
這個突然的裁員讓很多員工出其不意. 我的對手突然跳起來想扳倒我, 讓我出其不意.
If you got severely injured and became a egetable would you want to keep living?