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Knock someone dead

verb phrase

To delight or impress someone extremely; kill, KNOCK someone’s SOCKS OFF, wow: I want a fantastic scenery number for my life’s movie. Something that’ll knock ’em dead (1917+)


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    verb phrase To sell something at auction: I’ll knock it down to you for three bucks [1760+; probably fr the gavel blow given by an auctioneer to signal and conclude a sale]

  • Knock something into a cocked hat

    verb phrase To demolish, esp to disprove, invalidate, or show the falsity of a statement, plea, etc: This knocks our whole case into a cocked hat [1833+; literally ”flatten,” since a naval officer’s cocked hat could be flattened]

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