knock someone for six


knock someone for six
knock someone for six/knock someone sideways/informal phrase
to make someone feel very shocked or upset
Thesaurus: to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym to make someone feel shocked or surprisedsynonym
Main entry: knock

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knock (or hit) someone for six
Brit., informal utterly surprise or overcome someone
Origin:
alluding to the highest-scoring hit in cricket

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knock (someone) for six — see six
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Main Entry:knock

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  • knock for six — Vrb phrs. To deal a severe blow, to vanquish, to affect someone severely. Cf. hit for six . Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

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  • hit for six — Vrb phrs. To deal a severe blow, to vanquish, to affect someone severely. From the game of cricket and imagery associated with it. Informal Cf. knock for six …   English slang and colloquialisms