knock them dead

knock them dead
informal to perform so well or to look so attractive that other people admire you a lot.

You'll knock them dead at the party tonight in your new black dress!

Just go out there tonight and knock 'em dead!

(often an order)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • knock 'em dead — informal to perform so well or to look so attractive that other people admire you a lot. You ll knock them dead at the party tonight in your new black dress! Just go out there tonight and knock em dead! (often an order) …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock someone dead — tv. to put on a stunning performance or display for someone. □ She knocked us dead with her stunning performance. □ Go out on that stage and knock them dead, Sally …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • knock 'em dead — is used as a way of wishing someone luck before they give a performance or have to appear before people, as in an interview, etc. ( em = them) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • knock 'em dead —     Knock em dead is used as a way of wishing someone luck before they give a performance or have to appear before people, as in an interview, etc. ( em = them)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • knock — [[t]nɒ̱k[/t]] ♦♦♦ knocks, knocking, knocked 1) VERB If you knock on something such as a door or window, you hit it, usually several times, to attract someone s attention. [V on/at n] She went directly to Simon s apartment and knocked on the door …   English dictionary

  • knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knock — 1 verb 1 DOOR/WINDOW (T) to hit a door or window with your closed hand to attract the attention of the people inside: Why don t you knock before you come in? (+ at/on): I turned to see Jane knocking frantically on the taxi window. 2 HIT/MAKE STH… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • knock dead — phrasal : to move strongly especially to admiration or applause : knock over a comedian who really knocks them dead * * * knock dead see ↑knock, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑dead …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock — knock1 [ nak ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something, causing damage or harm: Mike had knocked his leg against a table. a ) transitive to hit something and force it somewhere: He knocked a couple of nails into the door. b )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • knock dead — phrasal to move strongly especially to admiration or applause < a comedian who really knocks them dead > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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